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Species Apocellus sphaericollis

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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
Species sphaericollis (Apocellus sphaericollis)
Explanation of Names
Apocellus sphaericollis (Say 1834)
The only described species in eastern North America, though others probably remain undescribed. Genus needs revision.
Canada (NB-AB) to Guatemala(1)(2)
along streams near moss; open grassy areas, e.g. among lawn grasses(1)
Works Cited
1.New Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) records with new collection data from New Brunswick, Canada: Scaphidiinae, Piestinae, Osorinae...
Webster R.P., Sweeney J.D., Demerchant I. 2012. Zookeys 186: 239-262.
2.An Illustrated Inventory of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Lick Creek Park, College Station, Texas
Edward G. Riley. 2013. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.