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Genus Apocellus

Rove Beetle - Apocellus flood debris #12 - rove (twin) - Apocellus Staphylinidae - Apocellus Rove Beetle - Apocellus sphaericollis - male Apocellus Rove beetle - Apocellus Rove beetle - Apocellus Small Staphylinid... - Apocellus
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 Oxytelinae (Spiny-legged Rove Beetles)
Tribe Oxytelini
Genus Apocellus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ocaleomorpha Fleischer 1921
Explanation of Names
Apocellus Erichson 1839
9 spp. in our area, ~40 total(1)
New World (widespread in NA), more diverse in the Neotropics(1)
Leaf litter, on dung, and associated with ants (Solenopsis, Atta)(1)
One species has been recorded as an occasional greenhouse pest(1)
Last key to NA species by Casey, genus probably needs revision
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.