Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


Date of this Version

March 1990


Published in Insecta Mundi Vol. 4, No. 1-4, March-December 1990. Copyright © 1990 Stibick.
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Eighteen species of Negastriinae (Coleoptera, Elateridae) from Eastern North America are keyed, with illustrations, diagnoses and maps for all species. Included are five new species: Negastrius arnetti, Paradonus beckeri, P. illinoiensis, P. jerseiensis and P. olivereae. One name, Negastrius exiguus (Randall) is restored from synonymy. Four species, Negastrius extricatus (Fall), Neohypdonus aestivus (Horn), Neohypdonus restrictulus (Mannerheim) and Paradonus obliquatulus (Melsheimer) represent new combinations. Illustrations of the male genitalia of all species and representative female genitalia of each genus are given.

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