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Species Philonthus cognatus

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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 Staphylinoidea (Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles)
Family Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles)
Subfamily Staphylininae (Large Rove Beetles)
Tribe Staphylinini
Subtribe Philonthina
Genus Philonthus
Species cognatus (Philonthus cognatus)
Explanation of Names
Philonthus cognatus Stephens, 1832
Size
9 - 13 mm
Identification
Head ovoid, as pronotum with feeble bronze luster. Elytra brassy,
much less glossy than forebody, latter with fine microsculpture.
Pronotum with discal rows of 4 punctures.

(!) 1st antennal segment yellow on underside, diagnostic if seen.
Range
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in NA (first detected: 1884, NC)(1)
Habitat
open habitats preferred
Works Cited
1.Introduced Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) in the Maritime Provinces of Canada
Majka C.G., Klimaszewski J. 2008. The Canadian Entomologist 140: 48-72.