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Genus Peploglyptus

Histerid - Peploglyptus belfragei Histerid - Peploglyptus belfragei Histerid - Peploglyptus belfragei Histerid - Peploglyptus belfragei Histerid - Peploglyptus belfragei Peploglyptus belfragei LeConte - Peploglyptus belfragei
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 Onthophilinae
Genus Peploglyptus
Numbers
a single species in our area(1), 3 spp. total(2)
Range
2 spp. in the New World (so. US to Bolivia) + 1 sp. in Borneo(2); in our area, AR-KS-TX(1)
Remarks
the presence of trichomes suggests myrmecophily(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.Description of the first Old World Peploglyptus LeConte (Coleoptera: Histeridae: Onthophilinae)
M.S. Caterino. 2004. Coleopterists Bulletin 58: 603-609.