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Genus Megarthrus

Staph 88 - Megarthrus pictus Staph 143 - Megarthrus pictus Micropeplus  - Megarthrus Sap-feeding beetle? - Megarthrus Coleoptera - Megarthrus Coleoptera - Megarthrus Megarthrus? - Megarthrus pictus Megarthrus pictus? - Megarthrus pictus
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 Proteininae
Genus Megarthrus
Explanation of Names
Megarthrus Stephens 1829
Numbers
12 spp. in our area, ~120 spp. total(1)
Range
worldwide except Australia, New Zealand, and temperate S. America; in our area, mostly western & eastern(1)
Habitat
leaf litter, rotten wood, fungi, dung, carrion, flood debris(1)
Food
sapro-/mycophagous(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.