Melasis buprestoides (Linnaeus, 1761)
(a false click beetle)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesMelasis buprestoides (a false click beetle)
FamilyEUCNEMIDAE (false click beetles)
SuperfamilyELATEROIDEA (a superfamily of beetles)
Series Elateriformia (click beetles and relatives)
SuborderPOLYPHAGA (mainly terrestrial beetles)
OrderCOLEOPTERA (beetles)
Division Endopterygota (bees, beetles, flies, moths and other insects with wings developing internally)
InfraclassNeoptera (bees, beetles, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other advanced insects)
SubclassPTERYGOTA (bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
ClassINSECTA (true insects)
SubphylumHEXAPODA (insects and other 6-legged organisms)
PhylumARTHROPODA (arthropods)
SuperphylumECDYSOZOA (skin shedders)
CladeBilateria (bilaterally symmetrical animals)
SubkingdomEUMETAZOA (metazoans)
KingdomANIMALIA (animals)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Melasis buprestoides (a false click beetle) :
1: Melasis buprestoides (a false click beetle)
20 May 2007 OSGR: TL88 52° 20' N, 0° 40' E Vice County: West Norfolk (VC 28) England
Several emerging from (or ovipositing in?) dead, decorticate patch on oak trunk
Image 1: Female - dorsal view - highly enlarged - grey backgroundImage 2: Female - head and thorax - dorsal view - highly enlarged - grey backgroundImage 3: Female - in situ - dorsal view - highly enlargedImage 4: Female - in situ - postero-dorsal view - highly enlargedImage 5: Female - ventral view - highly enlarged - grey backgroundImage 6: Male - dorsal view - highly enlarged - grey backgroundImage 7: Male - emerging - highly enlargedImage 8: Male - emerging - highly enlarged (2)Image 9: Male - emerging - highly enlarged (3)Image 10: Male - emerging - highly enlarged (4)Image 11: Male - emerging - highly enlarged (5)Image 12: Male - head and thorax - dorsal view - highly enlarged - grey backgroundImage 13: Male - in situ - dorsal view - highly enlargedImage 14: Male - in situ - dorso-lateral view - highly enlargedImage 15: Male - ventral view - highly enlarged - grey background

Melasis buprestoides (a false click beetle) may be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 1 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Melasis buprestoides (a false click beetle)
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