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Genus Decarthron

Ant-loving Beetle - Decarthron - female Pselaphinae - Ant-loving Beetle - Decarthron - male Staphylinidae, Ant-loving beetle - ventral - Decarthron Staphylinidae, Ant-loving beetle - lateral - Decarthron hairy Pselaphin - Decarthron abnorme - male Pselaphin - Decarthron abnorme Oldies-13 - Decarthron discolor Oldies-13 - Decarthron discolor
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 Staphylinoidea (Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles)
Family Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles)
Subfamily Pselaphinae (Ant-loving Beetles)
Supertribe Goniaceritae
Tribe Brachyglutini
Genus Decarthron
Explanation of Names
Decarthron Brendel 1865
Numbers
24 spp. in our area, many more in the Neotropics(1)
Range
New World, most spp. in the Neotropics; in our area, mostly e. US(1)
Habitat
Hardwood leaf litters, mosses (esp. near water); one sp. obligately associated with Formica ants(1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.