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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Psiloscelis

Myrmecophilous hister beetle - Psiloscelis perpunctata - female Histerid - Psiloscelis perpunctata Histerid living with ants - Psiloscelis perpunctata Unknown Histerid - Psiloscelis corrosa Unknown Histerid - Psiloscelis corrosa Coleoptera 3 - Psiloscelis - male histerid - Psiloscelis subopaca not the best image - Psiloscelis perpunctata
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 Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family Histeridae (Clown Beetles)
Subfamily Histerinae
Tribe Histerini
Genus Psiloscelis
Explanation of Names
Psiloscelis Marseul 1853
8 spp., ?all in our area
e. NA + montane areas in w. NA(1)
mostly associated with ants, esp. Formica spp.; P. corrosa in Spermophilus burrows(1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.