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Species Platydracus maculosus

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Staphylinoidea
Family Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles)
Subfamily Staphylininae (Large Rove Beetles)
Tribe Staphylinini
Subtribe Staphylinina
Genus Platydracus
Species maculosus (Platydracus maculosus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Platydracus maculosus (Gravenhorst 1802)
22-35 mm(1)
Dark brown; elytra and abdomen dorsally marked with brownish spots
e. NA (widespread)(1)
primarily, deciduous forests and open areas: on carrion/dung, in leaf litter, rotting fungi(1)
Very similar: Platydracus comes (LeConte, 1863)
(not yet in guide: smaller, pronotum with polished midline complete)

Might be confused with Ontholestes cingulatus, but has much smaller eyes,
and the integument of abdominal tip is yellow.
(dark, only covered by golden reflective fur, in O. cingulatus)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.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.