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Species Phelister vernus

Histerid - Phelister vernus Phelister vernus (Say 1825) - Phelister vernus Histeridae - Phelister vernus Histeridae - Phelister vernus Histeridae - Phelister vernus Phelister vernus Phelister vernus 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
Species vernus (Phelister vernus)
Explanation of Names
Phelister vernus (Say 1825)
Size
2.0-2.5 mm(1)
Range
e. US (NY-FL to IL-TX)(1)
Habitat
not attracted to dung and carrion in agricultural landscapes; probably associated with some type of decomposing plant material(1)
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