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Species Gauropterus fulgidus

Utah Rove? - Gauropterus fulgidus Utah Rove? - Gauropterus fulgidus Utah Rove? - Gauropterus fulgidus rove beetle - Gauropterus fulgidus Unknown Rove beetle - Gauropterus fulgidus Xantholinini? - Gauropterus fulgidus Gauropterus fulgidus - male Gauropterus fulgidus - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Staphylinoidea
Family Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles)
Subfamily Xantholininae
Tribe Xantholinini
Genus Gauropterus
Species fulgidus (Gauropterus fulgidus)
Explanation of Names
Gauropterus fulgidus (Fabricius 1787)
native to Europe, now nearly cosmopolitan; adventive in NA (earliest specimen from Boston, MA 1894; introduced to the west coast much later)(1)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the subfamily Xantholininae of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)
Smetana A. 1982. Mem. Ent. Soc. Canada 114: 1-389.