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Genus Baconia

Baconia aeneomicans Clown Beetle - Baconia venusta Clown Beetle - Baconia venusta Baconia aeneomicans (Horn 1873) - Baconia aeneomicans Baconia aeneomicans (Horn 1873) - Baconia aeneomicans Baconia venusta (J.E. LeConte 1845) - Baconia venusta Baconia venusta (J.E. LeConte 1845) - Baconia venusta Baconia
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 Histerinae
Tribe Exosternini
Genus Baconia
Explanation of Names
Baconia Lewis 1885
Numbers
4 spp. in our area, ~120 total(1)
Size
1.0–5.0 mm(1)
Range
Holarctic, Neotropical (most spp.), Oriental; in our area, 2 spp. widespread in e. US; B. stephani from OK, LA, & FL; B. navarretei AZ (Huachuca Mts.)(1)
Habitat
under barks of decaying trees, esp. oaks, in savannas(2)
Works Cited
1.A systematic revision of Baconia (Lewis) (Coleoptera, Histeridae, Exosternini)
Michael Caterino, Alexey Tishechkin. 2013. ZooKeys, 343 (2013) : Special issue: 1-297.
2.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.