Actenicerus siaelandicus

Actenicerus siaelandicus is a species of click beetle belonging to the family Elateridae, subfamily Dendrometrinae.

Actenicerus siaelandicus
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Elateridae
Subfamily: Dendrometrinae
Tribe: Prosternini
Genus: Actenicerus
A. siaelandicus
Binomial name
Actenicerus siaelandicus
  • Actenicerus sjaelandicus (O. F. Müller, 1764)
A. siaelandicus – lateral view

This beetle is present in most of Europe,[2][3] in the East Palearctic realm and in the Nearctic realm.

The adults grow up to 10–17 millimetres (0.39–0.67 in) long and can mostly be encountered from May through August, mainly in wet meadows, bogs and marshes. One of preferred host-plants are Carex species.

The whole body is bronzed-brownish or auburn-purplish, with a greyish pubescence.


  1. ^ Müller, O. F. 1764. Favna insectorvm Fridrichsdalina, sive methodica descriptio insectorvm agri Fridrichsdalensis, cvm characteribvs genericis et specificis, nominibvs trivialibvs, locis natalibvs, iconibvs allegatis, novisqve plvribvs specibvs additis. - pp. I-XXIV [= 1-24], 1-96. Hafniae, Lipsiae. (Gleditsch).
  2. ^ Fauna Europaea
  3. ^ Norman H. Joy, 1932 A Practical Handbook of British Beetles


  • 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