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Genus Necrophilus

Primitive Carrion Beetle - Necrophilus hydrophiloides Beetle unk. - Necrophilus hydrophiloides Beetle 03.17.2009 189 - Necrophilus pettiti Necrophilus hydrophiloides? - Necrophilus hydrophiloides Necrophilus hydrophiloides Tenebrionid? - Necrophilus hydrophiloides Unidentified Black Beetle - Necrophilus Unidentified Black Beetle - Necrophilus
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)
Genus Necrophilus
Explanation of Names
Necrophilus Latreille 1829
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(1), 7 spp. total
Range
holarctic; in our area, one sp. in the east (so.ON-FL to MO-LA) and one in the west (AK-CA)(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.