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Superfamily Staphylinoidea - Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles

Ptiliidae? - Pteryx tiny brownish red beetle - Ipelates latus Nicrophorus defodiens? - Nicrophorus defodiens rove #18 - Lithocharis Anisotoma on Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf's Milk Slime Mold) - Anisotoma To black light - Philonthus Rove Beetle Nicrophorus pustulatus
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; see(1); 6 families, all represented in our area(2)
associated with all kinds of decaying matter and fungi; most staphylinids are predatory