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Species Phaenonotum exstriatum

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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 Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family Hydrophilidae (Water Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily Sphaeridiinae
Tribe Coelostomatini
Genus Phaenonotum
Species exstriatum (Phaenonotum exstriatum)
Explanation of Names
Phaenonotum exstriatum (Say 1835)
Size
2.3-4.0 mm
Range
e. & so. US (NY-FL to KS-AZ) to W. Indies & Panama(1)(2)
Habitat
semiaquatic
Remarks
frequent at UV lights(2)
Works Cited
1.World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 2: Hydrophiloidea (Coleoptera).
Hansen, M. 1999. Apollo Books, Stenstrup, Denmark. 416 pp.
2.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.