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Superfamily Staphylinoidea - Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles

shiny golden bug - Platydracus maculosus Unidentified Beetle with nymphs - Nicrophorus orbicollis Staph 84 - Orobanus Carrion beetle larva - Heterosilpha Rove Beetle - Platydracus cinnamopterus Rove Beetle - Astenus Pselaphinae - Batrisodes Rove Beetle - Palaminus
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)
Superfamily Staphylinoidea (Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles)
Numbers
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one of the largest beetle lineages
Habitat
associated with all kinds of decaying matter and fungi; most staphylinids are predatory