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Species Tachyporus dispar

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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 Staphylinoidea (Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles)
Family Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles)
Subfamily Tachyporinae (Crab-like Rove Beetles)
Tribe Tachyporini
Genus Tachyporus
No Taxon (subgenus Tachyporus)
Species dispar (Tachyporus dispar)
Explanation of Names
Tachyporus dispar (Paykull 1789)
Identification
usually have a dark L-shaped border along the basal and lateral elytral margins, and one sutural seta (Stephen Luk)
Range
native to the Palaearctic; in NA first found in WA (1928), currently known in the northeast (NS-MA-ON) and northwest (BC-OR)(1)
Habitat
frequently found in decaying leaf litter, compost, river debris, and under moss(1)
Works Cited
1.Introduced Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) in the Maritime Provinces of Canada
Majka C.G., Klimaszewski J. 2008. The Canadian Entomologist 140: 48-72.