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Species Cercyon analis

Cercyon (Paracercyon) analis Paykull - Cercyon analis Cercyon (Paracercyon) analis Paykull - Cercyon analis Water Scavenger Beetle - Cercyon analis Water Scavenger Beetle - Cercyon analis Cercyon analis? - Cercyon analis Cercyon analis? - Cercyon analis Cercyon analis
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 Paracercyon)
Species analis (Cercyon analis)
Size
1.5-2.1 mm (1)
Identification
Body form elongate, tapered posteriorly; mesosternum broadened posteriorly, not tapered to a point at contact with the elevated portion of the metasternum; both meso- and metasterna finely punctate.
Range
Across North America
Remarks
Introduced European species, now widespread across North America.
Works Cited
1.Review of the Family Hydrophilidae of Canada and Alaska
Ales Smetana. 1988. Entomological Society of Canada.