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Genus Philonthus

Rove Beetle Perhaps? - Philonthus cognatus Rove Beetle - Philonthus rove beetle - Philonthus Philonthus hepaticus Erichson - Philonthus hepaticus Rove Beetle - Philonthus 813W02 - Philonthus - female Philonthus palliatus (Gravenhorst) - Philonthus palliatus - male Rove Beetle - Philonthus
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 Philonthina
Genus Philonthus
Explanation of Names
Philonthus Stephens 1829
Numbers
112 spp. (incl. 17 adventive) in our area(1), ~1250 worldwide(2)
Range
cosmopolitan(1)(2)
Habitat
litter, dung, carrion, fungi, nests, compost, etc.(1)
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