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Species Bledius gallicus

rove beetle - Bledius gallicus - male rove beetle - Bledius gallicus - male rove beetle - Bledius gallicus - male
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 Blediini
Genus Bledius
Species gallicus (Bledius gallicus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bledius philadelphicus Fall 1919(1)
Explanation of Names
Bledius gallicus (Gravenhorst 1806)
3.7–4.8 mm(1)
Males have an emargination of the 7th sternite which is filled by a membranous lobe. This emargination is not flanked by spinous processes. Well-developed longitudinal groove on pronotum.(2)
see also (1)
Native to, and ranging across, the Palaearctic, adventive in NA (NF-ON-MD)(1)
half-moist sand, gravel, clay or mineral soil mixed with humus, with or without vegetation cover(1)
earliest record in our area: before 1910(1)
Works Cited
1.DNA barcodes reveal 63 overlooked species of Canadian beetles (Insecta, Coleoptera)
Pentinsaari M, Anderson R, Borowiec L, Bouchard P, Brunke A, Douglas H, Smith A, Hebert P. 2019. ZooKeys 894: 53–150.
2.Revision of Bledius and Related Genera: Part 1
Lee H. Herman Jr. 1972. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History.