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Subfamily Sphaeridiinae

tiny one - Cryptopleurum minutum beetle-snail interaction - Cercyon Leaf litter  beetle - Cercyon adumbratus - male Brown Beetle - Cercyon luniger Hydrophilidae - Cercyon praetextatus Hydrophilidae - Cercyon mendax Cercyon - Cercyon connivens Nice little Hdrophilid.... - Cercyon quisquilius
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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
NA fauna revised in(1)
Numbers
>120 spp. in 12 genera of 3 tribes in our area, ~760 spp. in >100 genera of 9 tribes worldwide(2)
Range
worldwide(2)
Habitat
semi-aquatic or terrestrial(2)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the subfamily Sphaeridiinae of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)
Smetana A. 1978. Mem. Ent. Soc. Canada 105: 1–292.
2.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.