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Superfamily Staphylinoidea - Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles

Rove Beetle - Astenus americanus Tiny Beetle - Catops tiny rove Acrotrichis? - Acrotrichis Agathidium fawcettae Miller & Wheeler - Agathidium fawcettae Staph 2 - Microedus Small, brown and black rove beetle Carrion Beetle - Necrophila americana
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)
one of the largest beetle lineages; see(1); 6 families, all represented in our area(2)
associated with all kinds of decaying matter and fungi; most staphylinids are predatory