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Genus Xestipyge

Histerid - Xestipyge geminatum - female Histerid - Xestipyge conjunctum small Histerid - Xestipyge geminatum small Histerid - Xestipyge geminatum small Histerid - Xestipyge geminatum Xestipyge conjunctum (Say 1825)  - Xestipyge conjunctum Xestipyge geminatum (J.E. LeConte 1860) - Xestipyge geminatum Xestipyge geminatum (J.E. LeConte 1860) - Xestipyge geminatum
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 Dendrophilinae
Tribe Paromalini
Genus Xestipyge
Explanation of Names
Xestipyge Marseul 1862
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(1), 9 total
Range
in our area, e. US to TX(1)
Habitat
rotting hay, leaf litter, dung(1), rodent & ant nests(2)
Food
fly eggs & larvae(1)