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Species Cercyon fimbriatus

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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 Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family Hydrophilidae (Water Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily Sphaeridiinae
Tribe Megasternini
Genus Cercyon
No Taxon (Subgenus Cercyon)
Species fimbriatus (Cercyon fimbriatus)
Identification
Flattened body shape, impressed & wide elytral striae, and narrow mesosternal process separate it from others in the genus (1)
Range
Pacific coast from AK south to CA (1).
Habitat
Pacific beach specialist (1); usually among/under rotting seaweed and flotsam (1).
Works Cited
1.Review of the Family Hydrophilidae of Canada and Alaska
Ales Smetana. 1988. Entomological Society of Canada.