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Species Margarinotus brunneus

Histerid - Margarinotus brunneus - male Histerid - Margarinotus brunneus - male
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 Margarinotus
No Taxon (subgenus Ptomister)
Species brunneus (Margarinotus brunneus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Margarinotus cadaverinus (Hoffmann 1803)
Explanation of Names
Margarinotus brunneus (Fabricius 1775)
Size
5.5-8.5 mm(1)
Range
native to the Palaearctic (widespread and common in Eurasia), adventive in NA (known from so. MB, WI, TN, SC)(1)(2)(3)
Habitat
primarily on carrion, occasionally on decomposing plant matter(1)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: 1837(4)
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