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Species Belonuchus rufipennis

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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 Philonthina
Genus Belonuchus
Species rufipennis (Belonuchus rufipennis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Belonuchus rufipennis (Fabricius)
6.5 to 9 mm (1)
4.6 to 8.5 mm (2)
Black, with elytra and first four abdominal tergites reddish-yellow or reddish-brown. Labial palpomeres long and narrow. Pronotum longer than wide, with rows of 4–5 punctures on top, 5-6 on sides. Front and hind femora more spinose in male than female. (2)
Eastern USA to Arizona and South America. (1)
In Indiana, has been found at fermenting sap exuding from damaged trees. (1)
BugGuide examples have been found at rotting mushrooms, watermelon, compost, and grass clippings.
Works Cited
1.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.
2.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.