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Species Tasgius melanarius

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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 Staphylininae (Large Rove Beetles)
Tribe Staphylinini
Subtribe Staphylinina
Genus Tasgius
Species melanarius (Tasgius melanarius)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Ocypus melanarius
Explanation of Names
Tasgius melanarius (Heer 1839)
13-20 mm
Head and pronotum only with dull sheen, due to dense punctures of one size (diagnostic). Smooth midline of pronotum often reduced anteriourly.
native to w. Palaearctic thru C. Asia, adventive in our area (e. Canada, New England to NY, WA)(1)
similar to T. ater
earliest NA record: QC 1935(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Introduced Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) in the Maritime Provinces of Canada
Majka C.G., Klimaszewski J. 2008. The Canadian Entomologist 140: 48-72.
2.Staphylinidae of eastern Canada and the adjacent United States. Keys to subfamilies; Staphylininae: ...
Brunke A., Newton A., Klimaszewski J., Majka C.G., Marshall S. 2011. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 12: 1-110.