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Genus Margarinotus

histerid - Margarinotus lecontei Histerid - Margarinotus umbrosus Histerid - Margarinotus cognatus Clown beetle - Margarinotus Clown Beetle - Margarinotus Hister Beetle - Margarinotus NY Histeridae - Margarinotus Histeridae  - Margarinotus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Hydrophiloidea
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)