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Red-shouldered August Elaterid

Anchastus augusti (Candèze)

Family Elateridae, Subfamily Elaterinae, Tribe Ampedini


Red-shouldered August Elaterid - Anchastus augusti (Candeze)


TEXAS: Cameron Co.
Sabal Palm Grove 
Sanct., X-10- 1994
E. G. Riley-13

Specimen curated in the TAMUIC

Range: Cameron County, Texas south to Central America

Similar Species: 

There are 17 species of Anchastus in the U.S. 

Texas taxa includes:

Anchastus augusti (Candèze)  
Anchastus bicolor LeConte  
Anchastus rufus Candèze 

Biography: Ernest Charles Auguste Candèze (1827-1898) was a Belgian doctor and entomologist - Wikipedia


Arnett, R.H., Jr., M.C. Thomas, P.E. Skelley & J.H. Frank. (editors). 2002. American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. 861 pp.

Champion, G.C. 1882-1897. Insecta. Coleoptera. Serricornia. Elateridae. Volume III , Part 1. Biologia Centrali Americana. R.H. Porter, London. Pg 393, Tab. 17 

Heffern, D.J., & R.M. Brattain. 1991: First United States record for Anchastus augusti (Candeze) (Coleoptera: Elateridae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 45(2): 192.

Van Dyke, E.C. 1932. Miscellaneous studies in the Elateridae and related families of Coleoptera. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th series, 20(9): 291-465. 

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