No Common Name Melanotus communis-complex (Gyllenhal, 1817)    Synonyms: Melanotus communis.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Coleoptera   >   Family Elateridae   >   Genus Melanotus   

Description:

The Melanotus communis complex is used by BugGuide as a way to signify a group of click beetles in the genus Melanotus that are so similar that the only way to get certain species identification is to dissect the genitalia.

There are 11 records in the project database.

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A Melanotus communis-complex in Carroll Co., Maryland (6/13/2021). Determined by Vassili Belov/BugGuide. Photo by Barbara Speckart. (MBP list)

A Melanotus communis-complex in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/26/2019). Verified by Blaine Mathison/BugGuide. Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A Melanotus communis-complex in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/26/2019). Verified by Blaine Mathison/BugGuide. Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A Melanotus communis-complex in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/21/2018). Determined by Blaine Mathison/BugGuide. Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A Melanotus communis-complex in Washington Co., Maryland (6/26/2020). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A member of the Melanotus communis complex in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/1/2017). Determined by Blaine Mathison/BugGuide. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A member of the Melanotus communis complex in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/16/2015). Determined by Blaine Mathison/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A member of the Melanotus communis-complex in Frederick Co., Maryland (10/7/2016). Determined by Blaine Mathison/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Melanotus communis-complex in Frederick Co., Maryland (4/20/2017). Determined by Blaine Mathison/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Melanotus communis-complex in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/16/2018). Determined by Blaine Mathison/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Melanotus communis-complex in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/26/2016). Determined by Blaine Mathison (BugGuide). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)


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