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Species Atholus bimaculatus

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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 Histerinae
Tribe Histerini
Genus Atholus
Species bimaculatus (Atholus bimaculatus)
Explanation of Names
Atholus bimaculatus (Linnaeus 1758)
Size
2.8-4.0 mm(1) (total BL 3.6-5.0 mm)(2)
Range
native to, and widespread across the Palaearctic, adventive in NA (now transcontinental) and elsewhere (now almost cosmopolitan)(3)(4)(5)
Habitat
dung/feces & various decaying plant matter(4)(5)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: 1825(4)
Internet References
Species page (Ohara 2009)
Works Cited
1.Keys to the insects of the Far East of the USSR, Vol. 3. Coleoptera I
Lehr P.A., ed. 1989. Leningrad, Nauka Publishing House, 572 pp.
2.Benisch C. (2007-) kerbtier.de – Beetle fauna of Germany
3.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
4.Contributions to the knowledge of Atlantic Canadian Histeridae (Coleoptera)
C.G. Majka. 2008. ZooKeys 2: 189-202.
5.Coleoptera Poloniae