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Species Pleocoma staff

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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)
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea (Scarab, Stag and Bess Beetles)
Family Pleocomidae (Rain Beetles)
Genus Pleocoma (Rain Beetles)
Species staff (Pleocoma staff)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1870 by Ludwig Wilhelm Schaufuss as Pleocoma staff
Explanation of Names
Named, shortly after a series of decisive victories in the Franco-Prussian War, in honor of the German General Staff. Schaufuss explains the use of the English word "staff" with an excerpt from a German newspaper quoting a French newspaper's allegation (apparently due to mistranslation of British accounts) that a Prussian "General Staff" abused the hospitality of Parisian high society before the war by gathering military intelligence.
It is the tradition among scientists to maintain at least the appearance of scientific objectivity in scholarly publications, so such displays of open nationalistic partisanship are very rare.
Internet References
Nunquam Otiosus: Zoologischen Mittheilung von L.W. Schaufuss, p.50    Schaufuss' original description of the species.