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Species Nomius pygmaeus - Stink Beetle

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Adephaga (Ground and Water Beetles)
Family Carabidae (Ground Beetles)
Subfamily Psydrinae
Tribe Psydrini
Genus Nomius
Species pygmaeus (Stink Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Nomius pygmaeus (Dejean 1831)
Range
Holarctic, throughout NA (1)
Habitat
often appear in an area following nearby forest fires that apparently drive the beetles out of the forest(2)
Remarks
occasionally invades homes in w. US and Canada; can produce an offensive odor retained by clothing for several weeks(2)
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico
Bousquet Y. 2012. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.
2.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.