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Species Othius punctulatus

Othius punctulatus
Classification
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 Xantholininae
Tribe Othiini
Genus Othius
Species punctulatus (Othius punctulatus)
Explanation of Names
Othius punctulatus (Goeze 1777)
Size
10-14 mm(1)
Identification
>10 mm (Parothius spp. much smaller); habitus Xantholinini-like but elytral suture straight, pronotum dorsally glabrous, with double rows of three dorsal setal punctures; mandibles not strongly protruding (vs. Atrecus)
Range
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in our area (WA)(2)
Habitat
forests; under bark, moss, and rocks; uncommon(1); in WA collected in leaf litter during winter(2)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: WA 2011(2)
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