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Genus Hesperus

Red-tail rove - Hesperus apicialis Rove Beetle - Hesperus baltimorensis Rove Beetle - Hesperus baltimorensis Belly - Hesperus apicialis rove beetle - Hesperus baltimorensis Staphylinidae -? - Hesperus apicialis - male Large Rove Beetle - Hesperus apicialis staphylinid - Hesperus baltimorensis
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 Staphylininae (Large Rove Beetles)
Tribe Staphylinini
Subtribe Philonthina
Genus Hesperus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hesperus Fauvel 1874
Numbers
6 spp. in our area, >200 spp. worldwide(1)
Still missing in guide:
- Hesperus serpentinus (Horn, 1884) [FL to AL/KY]
- Hesperus bicolor Smetana, 1995 [FL]
Identification
Revision in(2)
synopsis on four spp. in(3)
Range
nearly worldwide, most spp. palaeotropical; in our area, e. US north into QC-ON + MT & AZ(1)
Habitat
Two common species are associated with old trees, tree holes, and decaying logs(1)
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.
2.Rove beetles of the subtribe Philonthina of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)
Smetana, Ales. 1995. Associated Publishers.
3.The North American species of HESPERUS Fauvel, with descriptions of two new species (COLEOPTERA; STAPHYLINIDAE)
Moore, I. 1958. Trans. San Diego Society of Natural History 12 (18): 311 - 318 .