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Species Cordalia obscura

Small Rove - Cordalia obscura Small Rove - Cordalia obscura aleo? - Cordalia obscura aleo - Cordalia obscura
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 Aleocharinae
Tribe Falagriini
Genus Cordalia
Species obscura (Cordalia obscura)
Identification


Pronotum not longitudinally sulcate - see comments here.
Range
native to w. Palaearctic, adventive in NA (PQ to IL & CO; WA), first detected before 1975 (NY, PA)(1)(2)
Habitat
plant debris, soil, compost, carrion, dung, bird nests(1)
Works Cited
1.Introduced Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) in the Maritime Provinces of Canada
Majka C.G., Klimaszewski J. 2008. The Canadian Entomologist 140: 48-72.
2.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.