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Species Hister abbreviatus

fungus clown beetle - Hister abbreviatus Histerid - Hister abbreviatus Clown beetle - Hister abbreviatus Hister abbreviatus Fabricius 1775 - Hister abbreviatus Hister abbreviatus Fabricius 1775 - Hister abbreviatus Clown beetle - Hister abbreviatus Hister abbreviatus Histerid sp - Hister abbreviatus - male
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 Hister
No Taxon (coenosus group)
Species abbreviatus (Hister abbreviatus)
Explanation of Names
Hister abbreviatus Fabricius 1775
Size
4.1-6.0 mm(1); 3.5-4.3 mm(2)
Identification
Both subhumeral striae present on elytron(1)
Range
transcontinental (CA-FL-NB-BC / Mex.) (1)(3)(4)
Habitat
mostly cow/horse dung, but also carrion, decaying mushrooms, compost(2)(1)
Internet References
GSMNP Project - A. K. Tishechkin, LSAM (2007)(5)
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.The taxonomy and phylogenetics of the coenosus group of Hister Linnaeus (Coleoptera: Histeridae)
Caterino M.S. 1999. University of California Publications in Entomology 119. 104 pp.
3.An Illustrated Inventory of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Lick Creek Park, College Station, Texas
Edward G. Riley. 2013. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.
4. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
5.Coleoptera species pages developed for the GSMNP project