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Genus Spilodiscus

Courtship and mating - Spilodiscus instratus - male - female Courtship and mating - Spilodiscus instratus - male Spilodiscus - Spilodiscus arcuatus Spilodiscus - Spilodiscus arcuatus Spilodiscus - Spilodiscus arcuatus Spilodiscus flohri (Lewis) - Spilodiscus flohri Spilodiscus arcuatus Histeridae - Spilodiscus
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 Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family Histeridae (Clown Beetles)
Subfamily Histerinae
Tribe Histerini
Genus Spilodiscus
Explanation of Names
Spilodiscus Lewis 1906
Numbers
9 spp., all in our area(1)(2)
Identification
key to spp. in Caterino (1998)(1) but see also(2)
Range
se. Canada to n. Mexico; most diverse in so./sw. US(1)(2)
Works Cited
1.A phylogenetic revision of Spilodiscus Lewis (Coleoptera: Histeridae)
Caterino M.S. 1998. J. Nat. Hist. 32: 1129-1168.
2.Description of a new Spilodiscus Lewis, and a reanalysis of Spilodiscus phylogeny
Caterino M.S., Kovarik P.W. 2001. Col. Bull. 55: 134–143.