Cardiophorus robustus LeConte, 1853



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1965

Since rediscovered in 2012 (Douglas & Mathison, 2018)



Maine, Massachusetts & Rhode Island, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

LeConte, J. L. (1853). Descriptions of  twenty new species of Coleoptera inhabiting the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences 6: 226-235.


Other references:

Douglas, H. (2003). Revision of the Cardiophorus (Coleoptera: Elateridae) species of eastern Canada and United States of America. The Canadian Entomologist 135: 493-548.

Douglas, Hume B. and Mathison, Blaine A. (2018). Cardiophorus carinatus (Coleoptera: Elateridae), an unusual new species from the Lake Wales Ridge (Florida, USA) and rediscovery of Cardiophorus robustus LeConte, 1853. Florida Entomologist 101(2): 311-314.


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