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Staphylinidae - Philonthus cruentatus

Staphylinidae - Philonthus cruentatus
Picture Rocks, NW of Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
February 28, 2009
Under cow dung

Moved from Philonthus varians.

Hi Margarethe,

I had some names mixed up in my head a couple days ago. This is actually Philonthus cruentatus, a similar species on dung/compost that has a much wider red mark on the elytra.

Sorry about this!

Thanks for correcting it!

Moved from Philonthus.

almost sure. In Europe, species of the P.varians-Group have this appearance, and they can be found on dung.

Philonthus varians is an intr
Philonthus varians is an introduced species from Europe, and is indeed who you have found.


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