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Species Necrophilus hydrophiloides - Flat Brown Scavenger Beetle

Unknown Carrion Beetle - Necrophilus hydrophiloides Black, Orange, & Red Gem - Necrophilus hydrophiloides - male Black, Orange, & Red Gem - Necrophilus hydrophiloides - male Necrophilus hydrophiloides? - Necrophilus hydrophiloides cow carcass larva - Necrophilus hydrophiloides unknown beetle - Necrophilus hydrophiloides - male Necrophilus hydrophiloides? - Necrophilus hydrophiloides 5133 - Necrophilus hydrophiloides
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
Species hydrophiloides (Flat Brown Scavenger Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Necrophilus hydrophiloides Guérin-Méneville 1835
Size
5-13 mm(1)
Identification
winged species(2)
Range
West Coast (AK-CA)(2)
Habitat
wet coastal forests(1)
Season
Nov-May in CA(1)
Life Cycle
Works Cited
1.California Beetle Project
2.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.