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Species Atinus monilicornis

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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 Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles)
Subfamily Pselaphinae (Ant-loving Beetles)
Supertribe Pselaphitae
Tribe Ctenistini
Genus Atinus
Species monilicornis (Atinus monilicornis)
Explanation of Names
Atinus monilicornis (Brendel 1866)
monilicornis = 'with beaded antennae'
Range
e. US (DE-MO-OK to FL-TX)(1)(D.S. Chandler, pers.comm. to =v=)
Life Cycle
Associated with ants in the genera Prenolepis and Pheidole(2)
Works Cited
1. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
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.