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Species Platylomalus aequalis

Histerid - Platylomalus aequalis Hister beetle  - Platylomalus aequalis Platylomalus aequalis Platylomalus aequalis Platylomalus aequalis Some Sort of Histerine Beetle? - Platylomalus aequalis sap beetle in frozen rotten log - Platylomalus aequalis Platylomalus aequalis  - Platylomalus aequalis
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 Dendrophilinae
Tribe Paromalini
Genus Platylomalus
Species aequalis (Platylomalus aequalis)
Explanation of Names
Platylomalus aequalis (Say 1825)
Size
2.5-3.5 mm(1)
Range
across Canada (QC-BC) & e. US to FL-KS - Map (1)(2)
Habitat
under bark of dead deciduous trees (oaks, cottonwoods, sycamores, maples)(1)
Remarks
very common
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