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Species Epierus pulicarius

underbark hister beetle - Epierus pulicarius underbark hister beetle - Epierus pulicarius Histerid - Epierus pulicarius Teeny-tiny Histerid found with termites - Epierus pulicarius Epierus pulicarius Erichson 1834 - Epierus pulicarius Epierus pulicarius Erichson 1834 - Epierus pulicarius Epierus pulicarius Histerid - Epierus pulicarius
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 Tribalinae
Genus Epierus
Species pulicarius (Epierus pulicarius)
Explanation of Names
Epierus pulicarius Erichson 1834
Size
1.9-2.5 mm(1)
Range
e. NA (QC-ON to FL-TX)(2)(3)
Habitat
under bark of dead trees, in rotten wood at advanced stages of decomposition(1)
Internet References
GSMNP Project - A. K. Tishechkin, LSAM (2007)(1)
Works Cited
1.Coleoptera species pages developed for the GSMNP project
2.The insects and arachnids of Canada. Part 24. Coleoptera Histeridae
Bousquet Y., Laplante S. 2006. NRC Research press, Ottawa. 485 pp.
3.An Illustrated Inventory of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Lick Creek Park, College Station, Texas
Edward G. Riley. 2013. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.