Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Brachygluta abdominalis

Ant-loving Beetle - Brachygluta abdominalis - female Ant-loving Beetle - Brachygluta abdominalis - female Ant-loving Beetle - Brachygluta abdominalis - female Ant-loving Beetle - Brachygluta abdominalis - male Ant-loving Beetle - Brachygluta abdominalis - female Ant-loving Beetle - Brachygluta abdominalis - male Pselaphin - Brachygluta abdominalis - female Pselaphin - Brachygluta abdominalis - 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 Staphylinoidea (Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles)
Family Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles)
Subfamily Pselaphinae (Ant-loving Beetles)
Supertribe Goniaceritae
Tribe Brachyglutini
Subtribe Brachyglutina
Genus Brachygluta
Species abdominalis (Brachygluta abdominalis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Brachygluta abdominalis (Aubé, 1833)
Identification
Uniformly reddish brown, with head and pronotum each with three pits; pronotal pits about equal in size, pubescent. Head squarish, wide as prothorax, with antennae half as long as body. Pronotum not very convex, widest at middle, with two pits on sides at base clearly visible from above. elytra together slightly wider than long, each with prominent humeri. Abdomen of male with tergites 1–3 distinctly lobed on hind margins, those on 1 swollen, broadly rounded. (1)
(1)
Range
Atlantic coast, Maritime Provinces and New England to Georgia, Pennsylvania (1)
Habitat
Adults found under leaf litter and stones, or in mosses along ponds, marshes and streams (1)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.