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Genus Dactylosternum

Beetle - Dactylosternum Beetle - Dactylosternum Beetle - Dactylosternum hydrophilid - Dactylosternum abdominale Small beetle - Dactylosternum Beetle with brown Black Beetle - Dactylosternum Dactylosternum? - Dactylosternum abdominale
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 Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family Hydrophilidae (Water Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily Sphaeridiinae
Tribe Coelostomatini
Genus Dactylosternum
Explanation of Names
Dactylosternum Wollaston 1854
3 spp. in our area(1)
NC-FL-AL, AZ-CA(1)(2); spreading north in the east (PA, BG data)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Revision of the subfamily Sphaeridiinae of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)
Smetana A. 1978. Mem. Ent. Soc. Canada 105: 1–292.