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Species Gauropterus fulgidus

Utah Rove? - Gauropterus fulgidus Utah Rove? - Gauropterus fulgidus Utah Rove? - Gauropterus fulgidus Unknown Rove beetle - Gauropterus fulgidus Unknown Rove beetle - Gauropterus fulgidus Unknown Rove beetle - Gauropterus fulgidus Xantholinini? - Gauropterus fulgidus Xantholinini? - Gauropterus fulgidus
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 Xantholininae
Tribe Xantholinini
Genus Gauropterus
Species fulgidus (Gauropterus fulgidus)
Explanation of Names
Gauropterus fulgidus (Fabricius 1787)
Range
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.