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Species Cercyon analis

Cercyon (Paracercyon) analis Paykull - Cercyon analis Cercyon (Paracercyon) analis Paykull - Cercyon analis Megasternini? - Cercyon analis Megasternini? - Cercyon analis Cercyon analis Beetle - Cercyon analis Beetle - 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)
Explanation of Names
Cercyon analis (Paykull 1798)
Size
1.5-2.1 mm(1)
Identification
Body 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
native to, and widespread across the Palaearctic(2), adventive in NA (now transcontinental) and elsewhere
Works Cited
1.Review of the Family Hydrophilidae of Canada and Alaska
Ales Smetana. 1988. Entomological Society of Canada.
2.Keys to the insects of the Far East of the USSR, Vol. 3. Coleoptera I
Lehr P.A., ed. 1989. Leningrad, Nauka Publishing House, 572 pp.