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Species Ocypus aeneocephalus

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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 Staphylinini
Subtribe Staphylinina
Genus Ocypus
Species aeneocephalus (Ocypus aeneocephalus)
Explanation of Names
Ocypus aeneocephalus (De Geer 1774)
Identification
With the banded hair pattern on the abdomen, O.aeneocephalus may only be confused with some species of Platydracus (which usually have the abdomen tipped red). --Boris Büche
Range
native to Europe(2), adventive in NA: sw. BC(3) & WA (BG data)
Remarks
earliest NA record: BC 1932(3)