Drymelater testaceus, copyright Laurie Cookson.

Belongs within: Denticollinae.

Drymelater is an eastern Australian genus of click beetles with simple tarsi and pectinate antennae in males (Calder 1996).

Characters (from Calder 1996): Vestiture moderately dense; eyes small, non-protuberant; mandibles bidentate; labrum fully exposed at base; frontoclypeal region flattened anteriorly, gradually sloping to base of labrum; antennae with 11 antennomeres, antennomere 4 shorter than antennomere 3, antennal sensory elements beginning on antennomere 3, antennae pectinate in male, pectinations beginning on antennomere 4, arising from apex of each antennomere; labial palp oblong-ovate; lateral margins of prothorax entirely carinate; prosternal spine elongate, more or less horizontal, stepped immediately behind procoxae; prothoracic hind angles unicarinate, not strongly divergent; anterior margin of scutellum well defined, sharply angulate and steeply declivous to prescutum; elytral striae well defined, elytral apex spinose along suture; mesocoxae relatively wide apart, open to both mesepimeron and mesepisternum; tarsi simple, hind tarsi longer than hind tibiae, hind tarsomere 1 shorter than 2–4 combined; tarsal claws without basal setae.

<==Drymelater Calder 1996C96
    |--*D. basilaris (Candèze 1900) [=Agonischius basilaris]C96
    |--D. apicalis (Macleay 1872) [=Dicteniophorus apicalis]C96
    |--D. aulacoderus (Elston 1929) [=Agonischius aulacoderus]C96
    |--D. australis (Candèze 1878) [=Agonischius australis]C96
    |--D. brevis (Candèze 1887) [=Agonischius brevis]C96
    |--D. laticornis (Elston 1930) [=Agonischius laticornis]C96
    |--D. lineatus (Candèze 1878) [=Agonischius lineatus]C96
    |--D. longicornis (Candèze 1882) [=Agonischius longicornis]C96
    |--D. mjobergi (Elston 1930) [=Agonischius mjobergi]C96
    |--D. semiflavus (Candèze 1887) [=Agonischius semiflavus]C96
    |--D. testaceus (Schwarz 1902) [=Stichotomus testaceus]C96
    |--D. ventosus (Candèze 1889) [=Agonischius ventosus]C96
    `--D. vittatus (Macleay 1872) [=Dicteniophorus vittatus]C96

*Type species of generic name indicated


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

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