Subfamily Elaterinae Leach 1815 (click beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Elateridae

Full reference: W. E. Leach. 1815. Entomology. The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia 9:57-172

Parent taxon: Elateridae according to P. Bouchard et al. 2011

See also Barsevskis 2005, Lawrence and Newton 1995 and Yablokov-Khnzorian 1961

Sister taxa: Acmaeodera burmitina, Adocetus, Agrypninae, Anchastus, Anepismus, Babuskaya, Biadelater, Bilineariselater, Cardiophorinae, Cardiosyne, Cebrioninae, Cretoelaterium, Cryptagriotes, Cryptocoelus, Curtelater, Dendrometrinae, Elater maculatus, Elateridium, Elaterina, Elaterites, Elaterites, Elaterium, Eopyrophorus, Epiphanis, Fengningia, Gemelina, Hemiopinae, Horistonotus, Idolus, Ischnodes, Lissominae, Ludiophanes, Melanactes, Micrelaterium, Mimelater, Negastriinae, Omalisinae, Ovivagina, Oxygonus, Oxynopterinae, Paralithomerus, Paranomus, Physodactylinae, Pityobiinae, Plastocerinae, Protagrypninae, Semiotus, Silicernius, Spheniscosomus, Stenelytron, Tetralobinae, Tetraraphes, Thylacosterninae, Turonelater

Subtaxa: Agriotini Ampedini Diaraphes Elaterini Elatron Holopleurus Megapenthini Melanotini Orthoraphes Synaptini

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Type: Elater

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Tanzania (1 collection), the United Kingdom (12), United States (1: Colorado)

• Miocene of China (2), Germany (1), Mexico (3), Ukraine (1)

• Eocene of Germany (1), Lithuania (1), the Russian Federation (3), United States (6: Colorado, Tennessee)

• Cretaceous of Myanmar (1)

Total: 33 collections including 55 occurrences

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