Melanotus punctolineatus

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Melanotus punctolineatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Elateridae
Genus: Melanotus
Species: M. punctolineatus
Binomial name
Melanotus punctolineatus
Pelerin, 1829

Melanotus punctolineatus, commonly known as the sandwich click beetle,[1] is a species of beetle from the family Elateridae and the genus Melanotus.


Adult size is 11–16 millimetres (0.43–0.63 in). The color of a body, legs, and antennas are black. The body is also elongated. The elytron is tapering, which is more noticeable among males. Males have longer antennas and prothorax than females.[2]


  1. ^ "Gunners Park and Shoebury Ranges Nature Reserve". Essex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Description

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