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Species Margarinotus obscurus

Margarinotus obscurus
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 Histerinae
Tribe Histerini
Genus Margarinotus
No Taxon (subgenus Stenister)
Species obscurus (Margarinotus obscurus)
Explanation of Names
Margarinotus obscurus (Kugelann 1792)
Range
native to, and widespread across the Palaearctic, adventive in NA (BC, OR, IL)(1)
Habitat
dung, carrion, rotting mushrooms, fox burrows(1)
Works Cited
1.The insects and arachnids of Canada. Part 24. Coleoptera Histeridae
Bousquet Y., Laplante S. 2006. NRC Research press, Ottawa. 485 pp.