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Species Spilodiscus instratus

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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 Histerini
Genus Spilodiscus
Species instratus (Spilodiscus instratus)
Explanation of Names
Spilodiscus instratus (J.L. LeConte 1859)
Size
4.1-6.2 mm(1)
Range
BC-Baja to MB-WI-AR(1)
Habitat
inland sand dunes; also occasionally in Spermophilus burrows, on carrion or rotting
vegetation(1)
Internet References
Type specimen images and info
Works Cited
1.A phylogenetic revision of Spilodiscus Lewis (Coleoptera: Histeridae)
Caterino M.S. 1998. J. Nat. Hist. 32: 1129-1168.