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Genus Euplectus

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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 Euplectitae
Tribe Euplectini
Genus Euplectus
Explanation of Names
Euplectus Leach 1817
Numbers
a large genus with 13 spp. in NA, of which 11 native(1)
Range
Worldwide and across NA, but most spp. eastern(1)
Habitat
rotten wood, tree holes, under bark; two adventive European spp. in compost, grass clippings, or spilled grain(1)
Remarks
Our adventive spp. are E. karsteni and E. signatus (D.S. Chandler, pers. comm. to =v=, 1/21/2010)
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.