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Species Cercyon littoralis

Water Scavenger Beetle - Cercyon littoralis Water Scavenger Beetle - Cercyon littoralis Cercyon sp? - Cercyon littoralis Cercyon sp? - Cercyon littoralis Cercyon sp? - Cercyon littoralis Cercyon sp? - Cercyon littoralis
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 Hydrophilidae (Water Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily Sphaeridiinae
Tribe Megasternini
Genus Cercyon
No Taxon (Subgenus Cercyon)
Species littoralis (Cercyon littoralis)
Explanation of Names
Cercyon littoralis Gyllenhal 1808
Size
2-3.2 mm(1)
Identification
Body flat, elytral surface with microsculpture, pronotum and head without pronounced microsculpture except for the clypeus; mesosternal process long and narrow(1)
Range
Holarctic species restricted to the Atlantic coasts in both North America and Europe(1)
Habitat
Ocean beach specialist found under rotting seaweed and flotsam(1)
Works Cited
1.Review of the Family Hydrophilidae of Canada and Alaska
Ales Smetana. 1988. Entomological Society of Canada.