Agriotes

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Agriotes
Agriotes.gallicus.jpg
Agriotes gallicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Elateridae
Subfamily: Elaterinae
Tribe: Pomachiliini
Subtribe: Cardiorhinina
Genus: Agriotes
Eschscholtz, 1829[1][2]
Type species
Agriotes sputator
Linnaeus, 1758
Subgenera
  • Agriodrastus Reitter, 1911
  • Agriotes Eschscholtz, 1829
  • Tinecoides Gurjeva, 1979
  • Tinecus Fleutieux, 1940
Synonyms

Subgenus Agriotes

  • Agriotus Severin, 1949 (in error)
  • Cataphagus Stephens, 1830
  • Fructuarius Gistl, 1848 (replacement name for Agriotes)
  • Hemirhypus Dillwyn, 1829 (preoccupied)
  • Lepidotus Gistel, 1834 (preoccupied by Lepidotus Asso, 1801)
  • Pedetes Kirby, 1837 (preoccupied by Pedetes Illiger, 1811)

Subgenus Tinecus

  • Timecus Leseigneur, 1972 (in error)

Agriotes is a genus of beetles in the family Elateridae which includes numerous species, many of which are found in the Americas, Asia and much of Europe.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Species[edit]

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility list 274 species,[10] which include significant agricultural pests such as:

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