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Species Hypocaccus fraternus

Hypocaccus - Hypocaccus fraternus Hypocaccus fraternus Hypocaccus (s.str.) fraternus (Say 1825) - Hypocaccus fraternus Hypocaccus fraternus (Say) - Hypocaccus fraternus Histerid - Hypocaccus fraternus Histerid - Hypocaccus fraternus Histerid - Hypocaccus fraternus Histerid - Hypocaccus fraternus - female
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 Saprininae
Genus Hypocaccus
No Taxon (subgenus Hypocaccus)
Species fraternus (Hypocaccus fraternus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypocaccus fraternus (Say)
Orig. Comb: Hister fraternus Say 1825
Numbers
37 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Size
2.5-4.2 mm (2)
Identification
Black with bronze tinge (3). See comments on images, plus print references, for details.
Range
CA-FL-NF-BC (2)
Habitat
typically found under debris (including fish and reptile carrion) on sandy shorelines (comments on guide images), (3)
Print References
Dillon and Dillon, p. 226, plate 24--Pachylopus fraternus (3)
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.
2.The insects and arachnids of Canada. Part 24. Coleoptera Histeridae
Bousquet Y., Laplante S. 2006. NRC Research press, Ottawa. 485 pp.
3.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.