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Species Megalopinus rufipes

Megalopinus rufipes (LeConte) - Megalopinus rufipes
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 Megalopsidiinae
Genus Megalopinus
Species rufipes (Megalopinus rufipes)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Megalopinus rufipes (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Megalops rufipes LeConte 1863
2 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
scattered se. US records to AZ: AZ, GA-FL, IN, OK, TX / Mex., Panama (2)(3)(1)
usually in asso. w/ decaying trees and fungusy logs (1)
Life Cycle
biology and imm. stages of this genus are virtually unk. (1)
rarely found (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 distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
3.List of Coleoptera Collected in Latimer County, Oklahoma by Karl Stephan (2002)