Dicteniophorus

Dicteniophorus ramifer, from Bunjaree Cottages.

Belongs within: Denticollinae.

Dicteniophorus is a genus of click beetles found in coastal eastern Australia (Calder 1996).

Characters (from Calder 1996): Body elongate, 3.5–4 times as long as wide; vestiture moderately dense; labrum fully exposed at base; mandibles unidentate; Labial palp elongate, hatchet-shaped; antennae usually pectinate from antennomere 3 (male), pectinations arising from apex of antennomeres, or serrate from antennomere 4 (female); lateral margins of prothorax entirely carinate; anterior margin of scutellum well defined, sharply angulate and steeply declivous to prescutum; hind wing with two sclerotisations at acute angle to each other; mesosternum sloping anteriorly; mesocoxae subcontiguous, open to both mesepimeron and mesepisternum; hind coxal plates transverse; tarsomeres simple, tarsomere 1 as long as 2 and 3 combined; hind tarsus same length as hind tibia; tarsal claws without basal setae.

<==Dicteniophorus Candèze 1863C96
    |--*D. fusiformis Candèze 1863C96
    |--D. badiipennis Candèze 1863C96
    |--D. bifoveatus Carter 1939C96
    |--D. elegans Carter 1939C96
    |--D. lineatus Schwarz 1902C96
    |--D. melanoderus Candèze 1863C96
    |--D. quadrifoveatus Carter 1939C96
    |--D. ramifer (Eschscholtz 1829) [=Ludius ramifer; incl. Elater hunteri Boisduval 1835]C96
    |--D. robustus Schwarz 1902C96
    |--D. rufolineatus Carter 1939C96
    `--D. vitticollis Macleay 1872C96

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[C96] Calder, A. A. 1996. Click beetles: genera of the Australian Elateridae (Coleoptera). CSIRO Australia: Collingwood.

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