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Superfamily Staphylinoidea - Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles

Burying Beetle - Nicrophorus pustulatus Coproporus laevis ? - Coproporus laevis Cephennium canestroi Hopp & Caterino --paratype - Cephennium canestroi Staphylinidae ZH3Z2025 - Philonthus what species´╝č - Philonthus politus beetle - Tachinus fimbriatus Bledius sp.? - Bledius Nicrophorus tomentosus - Tomentose Burying Beetle? - Nicrophorus tomentosus
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