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Family Agyrtidae - Primitive Carrion Beetles

Beetle 03.23.2009 098 - Necrophilus pettiti little black & brown beetle - Ipelates latus Black, Orange, & Red Gem - Necrophilus hydrophiloides - male Unidentified Black Beetle - Necrophilus Woodshed camper - Necrophilus hydrophiloides Beetle: Woodshed camper - Necrophilus hydrophiloides Ipelates - Ipelates latus Necrophilus pettiti
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 Agyrtidae (Primitive Carrion Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
includes Lyrosominae and Pterolominae (used to be treated as subfamilies of Silphidae)(1)
Explanation of Names
Agyrtidae Thomson 1859
Numbers
11 spp. in 6 genera in our area, ~70 spp. in 8 genera worldwide(1)(2)
Identification
Elytra with 9-10 punctate striae.
Range
holarctic, mostly in cool regions around the Pacific(1)
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.Order Coleoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Ślipiński S.A., Leschen R.A.B., Lawrence J.F. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 203–208.