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Staphylinidae - Phacophallus tricolor

Staphylinidae - Phacophallus tricolor
El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
November 25, 2015
Size: 5 mm

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Moved
Moved from Rove Beetles.

This is Phacophallus tricolor
This is Phacophallus tricolor, an introduced species,

Adam

 
Thank you Adam!
This is great! I looked online for this species, but other than checklists and reports listing this bug, I couldn't find much. Do you have additional info for this species?

 
It's been introduced accident
It's been introduced accidentally to North America from the Old World and here it tends to only live in places near people (compost, on farms etc). It is also distinctly warm loving so it hasn't spread into Canada, for example, unlike the other species of Phacophallus.

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Moved from ID Request.

 
Thank you!
thank you Blaine for your kind help

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