Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Subfamily Scydmaeninae - Ant-like Stone Beetles

Ant-like Stone Beetle - Stenichnus Ant-like Stone Beetle - Euconnus Aderidae? - Euconnus Coleoptera - Euconnus Ant-like Stone Beetle - Euconnus Ant-like Stone Beetle - Euconnus Euconnus Coleoptera 18 - Taphroscydmus
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 Scydmaeninae (Ant-like Stone Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly treated as a family, Scydmaenidae(1)
Numbers
>200 spp. in 18 genera in our area (~5000 spp. in 90 genera worldwide)(1)
Size
0.6-2.7 mm(1)
Identification
key to genera in Arnett & Thomas (2000)(1)
Range
worldwide and throughout N. Amer.
Habitat
Variety of moist microhabitats (leaf litter, tree hollows, moss, rotten logs, etc.), though sometimes in drier habitats. Some species are associated with ants or termites(1)
Food
Adults and larvae feed on orbatid mites(1)
Print References
Grebennikov V.V, & A.F. Newton. 2009. Good-bye Scydmaenidae, or why the ant-like stone beetles should become megadiverse Staphylinidae sensu latissimo (Coleoptera). European Journal of Entomology 106: 275–301. Full PDF
Lea. A.M. 1910. Australian and Tasmanian Coleoptera inhabiting or resorting to the nests of ants, bees and termites. Proceedings of The Royal Society of Victoria 23: 116-225.
Lea, A.M. 1912. Australian and Tasmanian Coleoptera inhabiting or resorting to the nests of ants, bees, and termites. Supplement. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 25: 31-78.
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.