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Species Philonthus carbonarius

Rove Beetle - Philonthus carbonarius
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 Philonthus
Species carbonarius (Philonthus carbonarius)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Philonthus bothellensis Hatch, 1957
Explanation of Names
Philonthus carbonarius (Gravenhorst, 1802)
Size
5.5 - 8.5 mm
Identification
Head ovoid, antennae with penultimate segments about as long as wide;
pronotum with discal rows of 4 punctures, polished, and black as head.
Elytra with strong brassy luster.
Range
(W-)palearctic; introduced to North America
Habitat
meadows preferred
Remarks
General look repeated in several more species.
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