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Species Quedius alesi

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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 Quediina
Genus Quedius
No Taxon (subgenus Microsaurus)
No Taxon (erythrogaster group)
Species alesi (Quedius alesi)
Explanation of Names
Quedius alesi Brunke, 2020(1)
Range
Eastern Canada, south to VA, AL, OK(1)
Habitat
Common in caves in eastern N. America, previously reported as Q. erythrogaster. Also mammal burrows, beaver lodges, bird nests, tree holes, litter, carrion(1).
Remarks
Previously identified as Q. erythrogaster in literature. That species as currently defined only occurs in western N. America(1)
Works Cited
1.An integrative taxonomic review of the Quedius erythrogaster Mannerheim species group in North America
A.J. Brunke, A. Zmudzinska, and J. Buffam. 2020. The Coleopterists Bulletin 74(4): 897-921.