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Genus Phelister

Histerid - Phelister subrotundus Phelister Phelister brevistriatus Casey - Phelister brevistriatus - male Phelister haemorrhous (Marseul 1853) - Phelister haemorrhous Phelister subrotundus (Say 1825) - Phelister subrotundus Phelister vernus (Say 1825) - Phelister vernus beetle - Phelister Phelister vernus
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 Histerinae
Tribe Exosternini
Genus Phelister
Explanation of Names
Phelister Marseul 1853
Numbers
13 described spp. + 2 undescribed (from Geomys burrows) in our area (1); 100 spp. total
Range
e. US to AZ / Mex. (1)
Food
attracted to dung and carrion (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.