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Species Sphaeridium bipustulatum

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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
Genus Sphaeridium
Species bipustulatum (Sphaeridium bipustulatum)
Explanation of Names
Sphaeridium bipustulatum Fabricius, 1781
Numbers
4 Nearctic spp. (1)
Habitat
terrestrial beetles that live in decaying organic material, especially in fresh mammal dung (1)
Food
predacious (1)
Remarks
Non native, from the Palearctic region.
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.