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Genus Euspilotus

Histerid - Euspilotus assimilis Euspilotus auctus (Schmidt) - Euspilotus auctus Histerid associated with carrion - Euspilotus assimilis Histerid 4 - Euspilotus Euspilotus (Hesperosaprinus) placidus (Erichson 1834) - Euspilotus placidus histerid from scrub habitat dung trap - Euspilotus Histeridae, lateral - Euspilotus Hister Beetle, lateral - Euspilotus
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 Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family Histeridae (Clown Beetles)
Subfamily Saprininae
Genus Euspilotus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
most members used to be treated in Saprinus
Explanation of Names
Euspilotus Lewis 1907
28 spp. in 2 subgenera in our area(1)
most of the US and adjacent Canada(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.