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Species Rugilus ceylanensis

Rugilus ceylonensis - Rugilus ceylanensis
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 Paederinae
Tribe Lathrobiini
Subtribe Stilicina
Genus Rugilus
Species ceylanensis (Rugilus ceylanensis)
Explanation of Names
Rugilus ceylanensis (Kraatz 1859)
Range
native to S/SE Asia, adventive in our area and now widespread in the east (QC-ON to AL-AR-KS) (Hoebeke 2010)
Habitat
litter, compost
Remarks
earliest record in our area: QC 1934 (Hoebeke 2010)