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Species Rugilus orbiculatus

Rove Beetle - Rugilus orbiculatus Staph- Rugilus orbiculatus? - Rugilus orbiculatus Staph- Rugilus orbiculatus? - Rugilus orbiculatus
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)
Family Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles)
Subfamily Paederinae
Tribe Paederini
Subtribe Stilicina
Genus Rugilus
Species orbiculatus (Rugilus orbiculatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
latiusculus Casey 1885, oregonus Casey 1905
Explanation of Names
Rugilus orbiculatus (Paykull 1789)
3.5-4.5 mm(1)
native to, and widespread across the Palaearctic(2), adventive in NA and now widespread in ne. US (to KS) & ON as well as in w. NA (AK-CA-UT)(3)(1) and other continents(4)
earliest record in our area: before 1905