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Genus Lordithon

colorful rove beetle - Lordithon Staph 64 - Lordithon Lordithon oregonus Campbell - Lordithon oregonus rove beetle - Lordithon facilis Staphylinidae, ventral - Lordithon Lordithon appalachianus? - Lordithon Rove Beetle - Lordithon Rove Beetle - Lordithon
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 Tachyporinae (Crab-like Rove Beetles)
Tribe Mycetoporini
Genus Lordithon
Explanation of Names
Lordithon Thomson 1859
Numbers
23 spp. in our area, ~100 more worldwide(1)
Identification
revised in(2)
Range
Eurasia (most spp.), the Americas, and Australia(1)
Habitat
fungi (mostly mushrooms)
Food
adults feed on fly larvae(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.A REVISION OF THE GENUS LORDITHON THOMSON OF NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA (COLEOPTERA: STAPHYLINIDAE)
J.M. Campbell. 1982. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada.