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Tribe Staphylinini

shiny golden bug - Platydracus maculosus rove beetle - Philonthus politus - male Quedius fulvicollis Rove Beetle - Platydracus violaceus Cafius lithocharinus Brown-winged rove beetle - Philonthus Platydracus sp.? - Platydracus zonatus Belonuchus rufipennis
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 Staphylininae (Large Rove Beetles)
Tribe Staphylinini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
classification used in the Guide follows(1)
Size
According to the staphylinini.org website, the worldwide count is 5506 valid species in 9 subtribes, with more than 60 species being described each year for the last decade.
Works Cited
1.Molecular phylogeny of the mega-diverse rove beetle tribe Staphylinini (Insecta, Coleoptera, Staphylinidae)
Chatzimanolis S., Cohen I.M., Schomann A.S., Solodovnikov A. 2010. Zoologica Scripta 39: 436-449.