- Denticollis linearis
Denticollis linearis Denticollis linearis - female Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Family: Elateridae Genus: Denticollis Species: D. linearis Binomial name Denticollis linearis
- Elater linearis Linnaeus, 1758
Denticollis linearis is a species of click beetle belonging to the family Elateridae subfamily Dendrometrinae.
Denticollis linearis is quite similar to a Cantharidae species, but it can be distinguished from a soldier beetle by the two basal angles very protruding on pronotum and the deep longitudinal rows of pits.
The pronotum varies from orange-red to brownish, the elytra from dark-brown to yellowish, while the head and femora are generally blackish, the tarsi and tibia are orange-yellow.
The larvae are omnivorous, feeding on many different plants and other species larvae. The adults grow up to 9–13 millimetres (0.35–0.51 in) long and can mostly be encountered from May through July in broadleaved and coniferous host-trees.
- Mendel, H. & Clarke, R. E., 1996, Provisional Atlas of the click beetles of (Coleoptera: Elateroidea) of Britain and Ireland, , Ipswich Borough Council Museums, Ipswich
- Speight, M. C. D., 1989, The Irish Elaterid and Buprestid fauna (Coleoptera: Elateridae and Buprestidae), Bulletin of the Irish Biogeographical Society, 12: 31-62
- Denticollis linearis var. mesomelas (Linnaeus)
- Denticollis linearis var. variabilis (DeGeer)
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