Click beetles and wireworms (Coleoptera: Elateridae) of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba

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This chapter describes the Elateridae of Alberta (144 species), Saskatchewan (108 species), and Manitoba (109 species). It provides current names for species, as well as synonymized names that persist in the literature. Also discussed are the species that have been left out during recent changes to elaterid renaming and classification, although no new name combinations are given. The chapter outlines species distributions, biogeography where known, and the life histories of five common species: Aeolus mellillus (Say), Agriotes mancus (Say), Hypnoidus bicolor (Eschscholtz), Limonius californicus (Mannerheim), and Selatosomus aeripennis destructor (Brown). An examination of the seasonal movements and activity of larvae in response to soil temperature and moisture and moulting cycles is followed by an overview of past research on Prairie Province species. The chapter concludes with a discussion of current research needs and management issues.

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van Herk, Willem G. and Robert S. Vernon. 2014. Data for Click Beetles and Wireworms (Coleoptera: Elateridae) of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

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Keywords

Checklist; Inventoryregional; Coleoptera; Elateridae; checklist; taxonomy; Canada; provinces; prairies; open data

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Willem van Herk
Research Scientist
Pacific Agricultural Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 6947 #7 Hwy V0M 1A0 Agassiz British Columbia CA 604-796-1708

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Willem van Herk
Research Scientist
Pacific Agricultural Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 6947 #7 Hwy V0M 1A0 Agassiz British Columbia CA 604-796-1708

Who filled in the metadata:

Willem van Herk
Research Scientist
Pacific Agricultural Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 6947 #7 Hwy V0M 1A0 Agassiz British Columbia CA 604-796-1708

Who else was associated with the resource:

Author
Robert Vernon
Research Scientist
Pacific Agricultural Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 6947 #7 Hwy V0M 1A0 Agassiz British Columbia CA 604-796-1708
Author
Willem van Herk
Research Assitant
Pacific Agricultural Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 6947 #7 Hwy V0M 1A0 Agassiz British Columbia CA 604-796-1708
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David Shorthouse
Biodiversity Informatics Manager
Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre / Canadensys 4101 rue Sherbrooke est H1X 2B2 Montréal QC CA 514-343-6111 82354
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Publisher
Biological Survey of Canada
Biological Survey of Canada CA

Geographic Coverage

Canadian prairie provinces

Bounding Coordinates South West [49.38, -120.59], North East [60.24, -86.48]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Order  Coleoptera (beetles)
Family  Elateridae (click beetles)

Bibliographic Citations

  1. van Herk, W. G. and R. S. Vernon. 2014. Click Beetles and Wireworms (Coleoptera: Elateridae) of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. In Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands (Volume 4): Biodiversity and Systematics Part 2. Edited by D. J. Giberson and H. A. Cárcamo. Biological Survey of Canada. pp. 87-117. http://dx.doi.org/10.3752/9780968932179.ch2 doi:10.3752/9780968932179.ch2

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://dx.doi.org/10.5886/5drq7v8p
bb471298-dffb-44ff-9728-0cbb5a3897e3
http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=acg-elateridae