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Species Creophilus maxillosus - Hairy Rove Beetle

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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 Staphylinoidea (Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles)
Family Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles)
Subfamily Staphylininae (Large Rove Beetles)
Tribe Staphylinini
Subtribe Staphylinina
Genus Creophilus
Species maxillosus (Hairy Rove Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Creophilus maxillosus (Linnaeus 1758)
Numbers
2 sspp. in our area(1)
Size
12-21 mm
Range
C. m. villosus is native and widespread in NA, C. m. maxillosus is native to the Palaearctic and is known from scattered records from ON, QC, and MA (first detected: ~1620, NF)(2) and many other parts of the New World(1)
Habitat
grassy and open forested habitats, lake/ocean shorelines; on carrion (typically, larger carcasses), rarely on dung, compost, or at lights(1)
Food
maggots and adult flies, also other arthropods(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Staphylinidae of eastern Canada and the adjacent United States. Keys to subfamilies; Staphylininae: ...
Brunke A., Newton A., Klimaszewski J., Majka C.G., Marshall S. 2011. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 12: 1-110.
2.Introduced Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) in the Maritime Provinces of Canada
Majka C.G., Klimaszewski J. 2008. The Canadian Entomologist 140: 48-72.