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Species Hypocacculus metallescens

Histerid - Hypocacculus metallescens - female Histerid - Hypocacculus metallescens - 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)
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family Histeridae (Clown Beetles)
Subfamily Saprininae
Genus Hypocacculus
Species metallescens (Hypocacculus metallescens)
Explanation of Names
Hypocacculus (Hypocacculus) metallescens (Erichson 1834)
native to the Palaearctic (Europe to C. Asia), adventive in our area (FL)(1)
earliest record in our area: FL 2001(1)
Works Cited
1.Record of two species of Histeridae new to the North American fauna...
A.K. Tishechkin. 2010. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 64(3): 287–288.