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Genus Anotylus

Rove Beetle - Anotylus Anotylus insignitus - male Rove Beetle - Anotylus Staphylinidae - Anotylus Anotylus insignitus - male Rove beatle with impressive mandibles - Anotylus insignitus Oxytelini - Anotylus Anotylus insecatus ? - Anotylus
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 Oxytelinae (Spiny-legged Rove Beetles)
Tribe Oxytelini
Genus Anotylus
Explanation of Names
Anotylus Thomson 1859
18 spp. (of which at least 5 adventive) in our area(1), ~360 worldwide(2)
Life Cycle
mainly on dung, carrion and other decomposing organic matter(1)
comes to lights
Print References
Thomson, C.G. (1859). Skandinaviens Coleoptera, synoptisk bearbetade. Tom I. Tryckt uti Berlingska Boktryckeriet: Lund. 290 pp.