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Genus Philonthus

Rove beetle - Philonthus - female rove beetle - Philonthus - female Rove Beetle IMG_0460 - Philonthus rufulus Staphylinidae, lateral - Philonthus Rove Beetle - Philonthus Mating rove beetles - Philonthus - male - female Philonthus? - Philonthus thoracicus Rove Beetle - Philonthus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Staphylinoidea
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)