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Genus Belonuchus

black/black/red/red/black rove - Belonuchus rufipennis black/black/red/red/black rove - Belonuchus rufipennis Rove beetle - Belonuchus rufipennis Belonuchus? - Belonuchus Belonuchus? - Belonuchus Belonuchus rufipennis Unknown Rove beetle - Belonuchus rufipennis Large Rove Beetle - Belonuchus rufipennis
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
9 spp. in our area(1), >100 described spp. total(2)
Mostly Neotropical(2); in our area, eastern North America west to California (1)
Mostly found in or near rotting/fermenting organic matter such as rotting fruit, logs, and cacti; also sometimes on carrion or dung. At least two southwestern species are cave-dwellers. (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.