Elateridae of the British Isles

Species List

Taxonomy follows Duff, 2008.

Family ELATERIDAE Leach, 1815

Subfamily AGRYPNINAE Candèze, 1857
AGRYPNUS Eschscholtz, 1829
ADELOCERA sensu auctt. partim non Latreille, 1829

LACON sensu auctt. non Laporte, 1836
murinus (Linnaeus, 1758)

LACON Laporte, 1836
ADELOCERA sensu auctt. partim non Latreille, 1829
querceus (Herbst, 1784)
varius (Olivier, 1790)

Subfamily HYPNOIDINAE Schwarz, 1906
HYPNOIDUS Dillwyn, 1829
CRYPTOHYPNUS Eschscholtz, 1830
riparius (Fabricius, 1793)

Subfamily DENTICOLLINAE Stein & Weise, 1877
Tribe CTENICERINI Fleutiaux, 1936
ACTENICERUS Kiesenwetter, 1858
CORYMBITES sensu Fowler, 1889 partim non Latreille, 1834
sjaelandicus (Müller, O.F., 1764)
tessellatus sensu (Fabricius, 1775) non (Linnaeus, 1758)

ANOSTIRUS Thomson, C.G., 1859
CALOSTIRUS Thomson, C.G., 1864
CORYMBITES sensu Fowler, 1889 partim non Latreille, 1834
castaneus (Linnaeus, 1758)

CTENICERA Latreille, 1829
LUDIUS sensu Eschscholtz, 1829 non Berthold, 1827
CTENICERUS Stephens, 1830 (misspelling)
CORYMBITES Latreille, 1834
cuprea (Fabricius, 1775)
aeruginosa sensu (Fabricius, 1798) non (Olivier, 1790)
pectinicornis (Linnaeus, 1758)

CALAMBUS Thomson, C.G., 1859
SELATOSOMUS sensu auctt. partim non Stephens, 1830
bipustulatus (Linnaeus, 1767)

APLOTARSUS Stephens, 1830
SELATOSOMUS sensu auctt. partim non Stephens,
1830
angustulus (Kiesenwetter, 1858)
incanus (Gyllenhal, 1827)
quercus sensu (Gyllenhal, 1808) non (Olivier, 1790)
ochropterus (Stephens, 1830)

PARAPHOTISTUS Kishii, 1966
SELATOSOMUS sensu auctt. partim non Stephens, 1830
impressus (Fabricius, 1793)
nigricornis (Panzer, 1799)
metallicus (Paykull, 1800)

PROSTERNON Latreille, 1834
CORYMBITES sensu Fowler, 1889 non Latreille, 1834
tessellatum (Linnaeus, 1758)
holosericeum (Olivier, 1790)

SELATOSOMUS Stephens, 1830
CORYMBITES sensu Fowler, 1889 partim non Latreille, 1834
aeneus (Linnaeus, 1758)
cruciatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
melancholicus (Fabricius, 1798) 492

Tribe DENTICOLLINI Stein & Weise, 1877
CIDNOPUS Thomson, C.G., 1859
LIMONIUS sensu auctt. partim non Eschscholtz, 1829
aeruginosus (Olivier, 1790)
cylindricus (Rossi, 1792)

KIBUNEA Kishii, 1966
CIDNOPUS sensu auctt. partim non Thomson, C.G., 1859
minuta (Linnaeus, 1758)

LIMONISCUS Reitter, 1905
violaceus (Müller, P.W.J., 1821)

DENTICOLLIS Piller & Mitterpacher, 1783
CAMPYLUS Fischer von Waldheim, 1823/4
linearis (Linnaeus, 1758)

ATHOUS Eschscholtz, 1829
Subgenus ATHOUS Eschscholtz, 1829
haemorrhoidalis (Fabricius, 1801)
obscurus sensu (Paykull, 1800) non (Linnaeus, 1758)
vittatus (Fabricius, 1793)
advena (Scopoli, 1763) 28

Subgenus EXANATHROTUS Méquignon, 1930
subfuscus (Müller, O.F., 1764)

Subgenus ORTHATHOUS Reitter, 1905
bicolor (Goeze, 1777)
longicollis (Olivier, 1790)
campyloides Newman, 1833
difformis Boisduval & Lacordaire, 1835
cavus sensu Waterhouse, G.R., 1858 non (Germar, 1817)

DIACANTHOUS Reitter, 1905
HARMINIUS sensu auctt. non Fairmaire, 1852
undulatus (De Geer, 1774)

STENAGOSTUS Thomson, C.G., 1859
ATHOUS sensu auctt. Brit. partim non Eschscholtz, 1829
rhombeus (Olivier, 1790)
villosus sensu auctt. non (Fourcroy, 1785)

HEMICREPIDIUS Germar, 1839
ATHOUS sensu auctt. Brit. partim non Eschscholtz, 1829
hirtus (Herbst, 1784)
niger sensu auctt. Brit. non (Linnaeus, 1758)

Subfamily ELATERINAE Leach, 1815
Tribe ADRASTINI Candèze, 1863
ADRASTUS Eschscholtz, 1829
pallens (Fabricius, 1793)
nitidulus (Marsham, 1802) non (Fabricius, 1787)
limbatus sensu (Stephens, 1830) non (Fabricius, 1777)
rachifer (Fourcroy, 1785)
minutus sensu (Olivier, 1790) non (Linnaeus, 1758)
pusillus (Fabricius, 1801)

SYNAPTUS Eschscholtz, 1829
filiformis (Fabricius, 1781)

Tribe AGRIOTINI Champion, 1894
AGRIOTES Eschscholtz, 1829
acuminatus (Stephens, 1830)
sobrinus Kiesenwetter, 1858
lineatus (Linnaeus, 1767)
obscurus (Linnaeus, 1758)
pallidulus (Illiger, 1807)
sordidus (Illiger, 1807)
sputator (Linnaeus, 1758)

DALOPIUS Eschscholtz, 1829
DOLOPIUS auctt. (misspelling)
marginatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Tribe AMPEDINI Fleutiaux, 1947
AMPEDUS Dejean, 1833
ELATER sensu auctt. non Linnaeus, 1758
balteatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
cardinalis (Schiødte, 1865)
praeustus sensu auctt. non (Fabricius, 1793)
coccinatus (Rye, 1867)
cinnabarinus (Eschscholtz, 1829)
lythropterus Germar, 1844
elongantulus (Fabricius, 1787)
elongatulus auctt. (misspelling)
nigerrimus (Boisduval & Lacordaire, 1835)
aethiops sensu auctt. Brit. non (Boisduval & Lacordaire, 1835)
nigrinus (Herbst, 1784)
pomonae (Stephens, 1830)
pomorum (Herbst, 1784)
ferrugatus (Boisduval & Lacordaire, 1835)
quercicola (du Buysson, 1887)
pomonae sensu auctt. non (Stephens, 1830)
miniatus (Gorham, 1892)
rufipennis (Stephens, 1830)
sanguineus (Linnaeus, 1758)
sanguinolentus (Schrank, 1776)
tristis (Linnaeus, 1758)

BRACHYGONUS du Buysson, 1912
AMPEDUS sensu auctt. partim non Dejean, 1833
ruficeps (Mulsant & Guillebeau, 1855)
pallidulus (Reitter, 1911)

ISCHNODES Germar, 1844
sanguinicollis (Panzer, 1793)

Tribe MEGAPENTHINI Gurjeva, 1973
MEGAPENTHES Kiesenwetter, 1858
lugens (Redtenbacher, 1842)

PROCRAERUS Reitter, 1905
MEGAPENTHES sensu Fowler, 1889 partim non Kiesenwetter, 1858
tibialis (Boisduval & Lacordaire, 1835)

Tribe ELATERINI Leach, 1815
ELATER Linnaeus, 1758
LUDIUS Berthold, 1827
ferrugineus Linnaeus, 1758

SERICUS Eschscholtz, 1829
SERICOSOMUS Dejean, 1833
brunneus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Tribe incertae sedis
PANSPAEUS Sharp, 1877
PANSPOEUS auctt. (misspelling)
guttatus Sharp, 1877

Subfamily MELANOTINAE Candèze, 1859

MELANOTUS Eschscholtz, 1829
castanipes (Paykull, 1800)villosus sensu auctt. partim non (Geoffory in Fourcroy, 1785)
punctolineatus (Pelerin, 1829)
niger sensu (Fabricius, 1793) non (Linnaeus, 1758)
aterrimus sensu (Stephens, 1830) non (Linnaeus, 1761)
villosus (Geoffroy in Fourcroy, 1785)
rufipes (Herbst, 1784) non (De Geer, 1774)
erythropus (Gmelin in Linnaeus, 1790)
rugosus (Marsham, 1802)

Subfamily NEGASTRIINAE Nakane & Kishii, 1956
FLEUTIAUXELLUS Méquignon, 1930
HYPNOIDUS sensu auct. Brit. partim non Dillwyn, 1829
maritimus (Curtis, 1840)

NEGASTRIUS Thomson, C.G., 1859
HYPNOIDUS sensu auct. Brit. partim non Dillwyn, 1829
arenicola (Boheman, 1852) 496
pulchellus (Linnaeus, 1761)
sabulicola (Boheman, 1851)

OEDOSTETHUS LeConte, 1853
FLEUTIAUXELLUS sensu auctt. partim non Méquignon, 1930
quadripustulatus (Fabricius, 1793)

ZOROCHROS Thomson, C.G., 1859
HYPNOIDUS sensu auct. Brit. partim non Dillwyn, 1829
meridionalis (Laporte, 1840)
minimus (Boisduval & Lacordaire, 1835)
dermestoides (Herbst, 1806) non (Linnaeus, 1767)
quadriguttatus sensu auctt. Brit. non (Laporte, 1840)
tetragraphus sensu auctt. Brit. non (Germar, 1844)
flavipes sensu auctt. Brit. non (Aubé, 1850)

Subfamily CARDIOPHORINAE Candèze, 1859
CARDIOPHORUS Eschscholtz, 1829
asellus Erichson, 1840
gramineus (Scopoli, 1763)
thoracicus (Fabricius, 1775)
ruficollis (Linnaeus, 1758)
vestigialis Erichson, 1840
erichsoni du Buysson, 1901

DICRONYCHUS Brullé, 1832
CARDIOPHORUS sensu auctt. partim non Eschscholtz, 1829
equisetioides Lohse, 1976
equiseti sensu auctt. Brit. non (Herbst, 1784)