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Superfamily Staphylinoidea - Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles

Ant-like Stone Beetle - Stenichnus snow bound rove beetle - Orochares suteri Staphylinidae -? Staphy 10 - Myrmedonota aidani Rove Beetle - Coproporus ventriculus Oxyporus (s. str.) kiteleyi Campbell - Oxyporus kiteleyi lbb - Colon hubbardi - male Pselaphinae? - Sonoma parviceps - female
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)
Superfamily Staphylinoidea (Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles)
one of the largest beetle lineages
associated with all kinds of decaying matter and fungi; most staphylinids are predatory