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Family Sphaeritidae - False Clown Beetles

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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 Hydrophiloidea
Family Sphaeritidae (False Clown Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Sphaeritidae Shuckard 1839
A single genus, with one species in our area, 4 spp. total(1)
holarctic; in our area, w. NA (AK-n.CA to AB-MT)(1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.