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Species Belonuchus rufipennis

black/black/red/red/black rove - Belonuchus rufipennis Rove Beetle - Belonuchus rufipennis Unknown Rove beetle - Belonuchus rufipennis Rove Beetle - Belonuchus rufipennis Staphylinid - Belonuchus rufipennis Belonuchus rufipennis Rove Beetle? - Belonuchus rufipennis 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
Species rufipennis (Belonuchus rufipennis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Belonuchus rufipennis (Fabricius)
Size
6.5 to 9 mm (1)
4.6 to 8.5 mm (2)
Identification
Black, with elytra and first four abdominal tergites reddish-yellow or reddish-brown. Labial palpomeres long and narrow. Pronotum longer than wide, with rows of 4–5 punctures on top, 5-6 on sides. Front and hind femora more spinose in male than female. (2)
Range
e. NA to CO-NM / Mex. to S. Amer. - Map (2)(3)(4)(5)
Habitat
found in various decaying plant materials (6)
found at fermenting sap exuding from damaged trees, in Indiana. (1)
found at rotting mushrooms, watermelon, compost, and grass clippings (BG data)
Season
mostly: May-Oct (BG data)
Print References
Frank J.H., Barrera R. 2010. Natural history of Belonuchus Nordmann spp. and allies (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) in Heliconia L. (Zingiberales: Heliconiaceae) flower bracts. Insecta Mundi 0110: 1-12. (6)
Works Cited
1.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.
2.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
3.Illustrated Beetle (Coleoptera) Inventory of the Sabal Palm Sanctuary (Cameron County, Texas)
Edward G. Riley & Michael A. Quinn. 2011. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.
4.An Illustrated Inventory of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Lick Creek Park, College Station, Texas
Edward G. Riley. 2013. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.
5.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
6.Natural history of Belonuchus Nordmann spp. and allies (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) in Heliconia...
Frank J.H., Barrera R. 2010. Insecta Mundi 0110: 1-12.