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Species Platydracus cinnamopterus

purple-black rove beetle - Platydracus cinnamopterus Platydracus sp. - Platydracus cinnamopterus Platydracus cinnamopterus P. cinnamopterus complex? - Platydracus cinnamopterus Rove Beetle - Platydracus cinnamopterus Rove Beetle - Platydracus cinnamopterus Staphylinidae, lateral - Platydracus cinnamopterus cinn. - Platydracus cinnamopterus
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)
Superfamily Staphylinoidea (Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles)
Family Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles)
Subfamily Staphylininae (Large Rove Beetles)
Tribe Staphylinini
Subtribe Staphylinina
Genus Platydracus
No Taxon (cinnamopterus complex)
Species cinnamopterus (Platydracus cinnamopterus)
Explanation of Names
Platydracus cinnamopterus (Gravenhorst 1802)
12-14 mm
e. NA (NS-FL to MB-TX)(1)
found on fungi and beneath bark
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Staphylinidae of eastern Canada and the adjacent United States. Keys to subfamilies; Staphylininae: ...
Brunke A., Newton A., Klimaszewski J., Majka C.G., Marshall S. 2011. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 12: 1-110.