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Genus Belonuchus

black/black/red/red/black rove - Belonuchus rufipennis Belonuchus rufipennis Rove Beetle - Belonuchus rufipennis Beetle on carcass - Belonuchus rufipennis Unknown Rove beetle - Belonuchus rufipennis Unknown Rove beetle - Belonuchus rufipennis [Rove?] Beetle ID Request - Belonuchus rufipennis Rove Beetle - Belonuchus rufipennis
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 Belonuchus
Explanation of Names
Belonuchus Nordmann 1837
Numbers
9 spp. in our area(1) + one adventive, >100 described spp. total(2)
Range
New World, mostly Neotropical(2); in our area, eastern and southern(1)
The most widespread is the pan-American B. rufipennis (Fabricius); the rest have restricted distribution:
B. agilis Erichson 1840: adventive FL; W Indies, Colombia
B. aphaobius Smetana 1995: TX
B. arizonicus Casey 1915: CA-TX
B. ephippiatus Say 1830: CA-TX to the neotropics
B. erythropterus Solsky 1868: TX; Mexico
B. gagates Erichson 1840: FL; Caribbean
B. moquinus Casey 1884: CA-TX
B. pallidus Casey 1915: FL-LA
B. troglophilus Smetana 1995 - AZ OK-TX
Habitat
in or near rotting/fermenting organic matter (fruit, logs, cacti; sometimes carrion or dung); some southwestern spp. in caves(2)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Natural history of Belonuchus Nordmann spp. and allies (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) in Heliconia...
Frank J.H., Barrera R. 2010. Insecta Mundi 0110: 1-12.