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Genus Ctenisodes

Staphylinid - Ctenisodes pulvereus Ant-loving Beetle - Ctenisodes piceus Ant-loving Beetle - Ctenisodes piceus Another Pselaphinae sp. - Ctenisodes - male Another Pselaphinae sp. - Ctenisodes - male beetle - Ctenisodes Staphylinidae, Ant-Loving Beetle, ventral - Ctenisodes Coleoptera 24 - Ctenisodes ocularis
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 Pselaphitae
Tribe Ctenistini
Genus Ctenisodes
Explanation of Names
Ctenisodes Raffray 1897
Numbers
14 spp. in our area, 17 total(1)
Range
NA (to Mexico, Cuba) + 1 sp. in Japan; in our area, most spp. in e. & c. US(1)
Habitat
probably at least loosely associated with ants (several ant genera recorded as hosts)(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.