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Genus Diochus

rove beetle - Diochus schaumi rove beetle - Diochus schaumi Diochus schaumi Kraatz - Diochus schaumi Rove beetle - Diochus schaumi Diochus schaumi - male - female small rove beetle - Diochus schaumi Rove - Diochus schaumi Rove Beetle - Diochus schaumi
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Staphylinoidea (Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles)
Family Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles)
Subfamily Staphylininae (Large Rove Beetles)
Tribe Diochini
Genus Diochus
Explanation of Names
Diochus Erichson 1839
Numbers
A single species in our area, >40 spp. worldwide(1)
Range
tropics worldwide & some warm temperate areas; in our area, e. US + QC-ON(1)
Habitat
forest litter, esp. near water, and various periaquatic situations(1)
Remarks
the only member of the tribe Diochini in NA (2 more genera in southernmost S. America and SE Asia)(1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.