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Species Necrophilus hydrophiloides - Flat Brown Scavenger Beetle

Scarab, I think! - Necrophilus hydrophiloides Carrion Beetle - Necrophilus hydrophiloides Primitive Carrion Beetle - Necrophilus hydrophiloides Necrophilus hydrophiloides Tenebrionid? - Necrophilus hydrophiloides Necrophilus hydrophiloides? - Necrophilus hydrophiloides 5133 - Necrophilus hydrophiloides Flat Brown Scavenger Beetle.  - Necrophilus hydrophiloides
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
5-13 mm(1)
winged species(2)
West Coast (AK-CA)(2)
wet coastal forests(1)
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.