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Genus Epierus

Teeny-tiny Histerid found with termites - Epierus pulicarius histerid - Epierus histerid - Epierus Histeridae.. - Epierus regularis Epierus pulicarius Erichson 1834 - Epierus pulicarius Epierus regularis (Palisot de Beauvois 1805) - Epierus regularis Another small Histerid - Epierus pulicarius Clown Beetle? - Epierus
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 Tribalinae
Genus Epierus
Explanation of Names
Epierus Erichson 1834
11 spp. in our area(1), >50 total
worldwide; E. pulicarius widespread in e. NA, other spp. in so./sw. US(1)
typically in decaying wood of dead trunks or in tree cavities(1)
adults feed on fungal spores (unlike most histerids, which are predators)(2)