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Genus Margarinotus

Hister Beetle - Margarinotus faedatus Margarinotus ephemeralis Caterino --paratype - Margarinotus ephemeralis Margarinotus (Promethister) sp., probably undescribed - Margarinotus - male Clown Beetle - SK - Margarinotus Margarinotus egregius Hister climbing tree trunk - Margarinotus Histerid-Margarinotus purpurascens - Margarinotus purpurascens Clown Beetle - Margarinotus
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
Explanation of Names
Margarinotus Marseul 1853
30 spp. in 5 subgenera in our area(1) (20 in Canada(2)), ~110 in 10 subgenera worldwide
subgenera not yet in the guide (represented in NA by a single species each) are Margarinotus s.str. (M. guttifer) and Stenister (M. obscurus, adventive from Europe)