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Species Quedius curtipennis

rove beetle - Quedius curtipennis rove beetle head close up - Quedius curtipennis
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 Quediina
Genus Quedius
No Taxon (subgenus Quedius)
Species curtipennis (Quedius curtipennis)
Explanation of Names
Quedius curtipennis Bernhauer 1908
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in NA(1) and now established along both the Pacific (BC-OR) and the Atlantic coasts (NS-NB-NH)(2)
mostly around human settlements in various kinds of debris and under stones(3)
earliest NA record: WA 1934(2)
Works Cited
1.Introduced Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) in the Maritime Provinces of Canada
Majka C.G., Klimaszewski J. 2008. The Canadian Entomologist 140: 48-72.
2.Adventive species of Quedius (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) in North America: a survey and new Canadian record
Majka C.G., Michaud J.-P., Moreau G. 2009. ZooKeys 22: 341–345.
3.New Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) records with new collection data from New Brunswick [...]: Staphylininae
Webster R.P., Smetana A, Sweeney J.D., Demerchant I. 2012. Zookeys 186: 293-348.