Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Fall Fund Drive

TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Genus Apocellus

Apocellus Apocellus? - Apocellus Staphylinidae - Apocellus Apocellus Apocellus Rove Beetle - Apocellus Beetle - Apocellus sphaericollis rove beetle - Apocellus
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 Oxytelinae (Spiny-legged Rove Beetles)
Tribe Oxytelini
Genus Apocellus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ocaleomorpha Fleischer 1921
Explanation of Names
Apocellus Erichson 1839
Numbers
9 spp. in our area, ~40 total(1)
Range
New World (widespread in NA), more diverse in the Neotropics(1)
Habitat
Leaf litter, on dung, and associated with ants (Solenopsis, Atta)(1)
Remarks
One species has been recorded as an occasional greenhouse pest(1)
Last key to NA species by Casey, genus probably needs revision
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.