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Melasis buprestoides

Melasis buprestoides

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Elateriformia
Superfamilia: Elateroidea

Familia: Eucnemidae
Subfamilia: Melasinae
Tribus: Melasini
Subtribus: Melasina
Genus: Melasis
Species: Melasis buprestoides

Melasis buprestoides is a species of false click beetles native to Europe.[2][3]

The species name buprestoides (from the beetle genus Buprestis, and Ancient Greek ειδής eidēs, "like") refers to the species' body shape.[4] Linnaeus's original name for the beetle was Elater buprestoides. The genus name Melasis (from Ancient Greek μέλας mélas, "black") refers to the black color of the member species' body.[5]
Description

The cylindrical beetle is between six and nine millimeters long. The body's greatest width occurs on the leading edge of the scutum.
References

Linnaeus, C., 1761 Fauna Svecica sistens animalia Sveciæ Regni: mammalia, aves, amphibia, pisces, insecta, vermes. Distributa per classes & ordines, genera & species, cum differentiis specierum, synonymis auctorum, nominibus incolarum, locis natalium, descriptionibus insectorum. Editio altera, auctior. 578 pp. Laurentii Salvii (Stockholm)
Fauna Europaea
Norman H. Joy, , 1932 A Practical Handbook of British Beetles
Schenkling, Sigmund. "Erklärung der wissenschaftlichen Käfernamen (Art)" (in German).
Schenkling, Sigmund. "Erklärung der wissenschaftlichen Käfernamen (Gattung)" (in German).

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