Densus Click Beetle
( Melanactes densus )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Melanactes densus
(Mathieu ,1961 )
Common Name:Densus Click Beetle
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Coleoptera
Suborder:Polyphaga
Family:Elateridae
Subfamily:Oxynopterinae
Genus:Melanactes
Taxon Code:COL01565

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Gardens at Lake Merritt, Lakeside Park, 666 Bellevue, Oakland
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CA01100110

RECOGNITION
Description
A large, black click beetle.
Body Length
25 mm.

BIOLOGY
Range
Restricted to California, south to Baja, and north to Southern Oregon.

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Species Melanactes densus. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/165873). Accessed March 12, 2016. .


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