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Species Dendrophilus punctatus

Dendrophilus (s.str) punctatus (Herbst 1792) - Dendrophilus punctatus Dendrophilus (s.str) punctatus (Herbst 1792) - Dendrophilus punctatus
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)
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family Histeridae (Clown Beetles)
Subfamily Dendrophilinae
Genus Dendrophilus
Species punctatus (Dendrophilus punctatus)
Explanation of Names
Dendrophilus punctatus (Herbst 1792)
Numbers
2.8-3.5 mm(1)
Range
native to w. Palaearctic, adventive in our area, widespread in e. NA (NS-MB to FL-LA)(2)(3)(4)
Habitat
mostly bird nests (esp. in tree hollows), sometimes under bark or in rotten wood near ant nests, occasionally in granaries/mills or wasp nests(5)(6), but in NA seems to be primarily saproxylic rather than synanthropic(4)
Remarks
first NA record: 1825(4)
Works Cited
1.The insects and arachnids of Canada. Part 24. Coleoptera Histeridae
Bousquet Y., Laplante S. 2006. NRC Research press, Ottawa. 485 pp.
2.Histerid Beetles (Coleoptera: Histeridae) of Louisiana, by A.K. Tishechkin
3.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
4.Contributions to the knowledge of Atlantic Canadian Histeridae (Coleoptera)
C.G. Majka. 2008. ZooKeys 2: 189-202.
5.Coleoptera Poloniae
6.Beetles associated with stored products in Canada: An identification guide
Bousquet Y. 1990. Research Branch Agriculture Canada, Publication 1837.