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Species Homaeotarsus bicolor

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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 Paederinae
Tribe Paederini
Subtribe Cryptobiina
Genus Homaeotarsus
Species bicolor (Homaeotarsus bicolor)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Homaeotarsus bicolor Gravenhorst, 1802
7.5-10 mm (1)
This is Homaeotarsus bicolor, the only species with this exact pattern of black and red.
… Adam Brunke, 8 June, 2008 (comments here)
Includes eastern United States (guide images)
under stones, debris, etc., and also on fungi in "wooded pasture areas" (1)
Print References
Dillon and Dillon, p. 187, plate 22 (1)
Works Cited
1.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.