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Species Tmesiphorus carinatus

Frassable Pselphine - Tmesiphorus carinatus Pselaphinae - Tmesiphorus carinatus Pselaphinae - Tmesiphorus carinatus - male Pselaphinae - Tmesiphorus carinatus - male Ant-loving Beetle - Tmesiphorus carinatus - female PSelaphinae - Tmesiphorus carinatus - female Ant-loving Beetle - Tmesiphorus carinatus Ant-loving Beetle - Tmesiphorus carinatus
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
Genus Tmesiphorus
Species carinatus (Tmesiphorus carinatus)
Explanation of Names
Tmesiphorus carinatus (Say 1824)
carinatus (L) 'keeled' (refers to the median ridge on abdominal terga)
2.5 mm(1)
Similar to T. costalis, except pale reddish-brown, densely punctate. Pubescence short, appressed. Vertex with median frontal groove broader, not connected by branches with the fovea. Basal abdominal tergite with a median ridge, as well as one each side on the 2nd and 3rd dorsal segments.(1)