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Species Othius punctulatus

Othius punctulatus
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 Othiini
Genus Othius
Species punctulatus (Othius punctulatus)
Explanation of Names
Othius punctulatus (Goeze 1777)
10-14 mm(1)
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in our area (WA)(2)
forests; under bark, moss, and rocks; uncommon(1); in WA collected in leaf litter during winter(2)
earliest record in our area: WA 2011(2)