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Species Batrisodes lineaticollis

Ant-loving beetle - Batrisodes lineaticollis - male Ant-loving beetle - Batrisodes lineaticollis - male Pselaphine - Batrisodes lineaticollis Pselaphine - Batrisodes lineaticollis
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 Batrisitae
Genus Batrisodes
Species lineaticollis (Batrisodes lineaticollis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Batrisodes lineaticollis (Aubé, 1833)
Head with ridge down middle, small pits between eyes deep and round, more or less connected by deep, curved groove. Antennomere 1 large, 2 conical, equal in width to 3 and 8. Pronotum slightly wider than long, widest before middle. elytra very finely punctate, one-half longer than pronotum, each with raised basal angles, three small punctures at base, and short, shallow grooves. (1)
Widespread in eastern North America (1)
Adults found in ant nests, under stones, and in caves. (1)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.