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Species Spilodiscus sellatus

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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 Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family Histeridae (Clown Beetles)
Subfamily Histerinae
Tribe Histerini
Genus Spilodiscus
Species sellatus (Spilodiscus sellatus)
Explanation of Names
Spilodiscus sellatus (J.L. LeConte 1857)
Size
3.6-5.8 mm(1)
Range
?BC-WA-CA (sparsely outside CA)(1)
Habitat
variety of sandy areas from seal level to >1500 m elev., but extremely rare in coastal dunes(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A phylogenetic revision of Spilodiscus Lewis (Coleoptera: Histeridae)
Caterino M.S. 1998. J. Nat. Hist. 32: 1129-1168.