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Species Cercyon marinus

Cercyon marinus Thomson - Cercyon marinus Cercyon marinus Thomson - Cercyon marinus Cercyon marinus
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 marinus (Cercyon marinus)
Explanation of Names
Cercyon marinus Thomson 1853
Size
2-3 mm(1)
Identification
Elytral striae disappear at the apex, yellow lateral elytral markings narrow, width extending to 9th stria and usually not quite reaching the humeral angle(1)
Range
Holarctic; in our area, widespread in the north (AK, across Canada), south to n. CA, CO, MI(1)
Habitat
wet habitats, similar to that of C. cinctus; often attracted to lights(1)
See Also
C. cinctus has a much broader lateral yellow elytral stripe
Works Cited
1.Review of the Family Hydrophilidae of Canada and Alaska
Ales Smetana. 1988. Entomological Society of Canada.