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Genus Philonthus

Philonthus cyanipennis - Philonthus caeruleipennis Rove Beetle - Philonthus politus rove beetle - Philonthus - female Rove beetle of some sort. - Philonthus Rove by light - Philonthus Philonthus rufulus Horn - Philonthus rufulus Philonthus lomatus - Philonthus rufulus - male Colfax-0BG.J.2020.05 - Philonthus
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
112 spp. (incl. 17 adventive) in our area(1), ~1250 worldwide(2)
litter, dung, carrion, fungi, nests, compost, etc.(1)