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Genus Sepedophilus

unk. Tachyporine staph - Sepedophilus Profile - Sepedophilus beetle - Sepedophilus scriptus Beetle - Sepedophilus velocipes Sepedophilus? - Sepedophilus Tachyporini, I believe - Sepedophilus Staphylinoidea – Rove Beetles - Staphylinidae - Sepedophilus Sepedophilus - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Staphylinoidea
Family Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles)
Subfamily Tachyporinae (Crab-like Rove Beetles)
Tribe Tachyporini
Genus Sepedophilus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Conosoma
Explanation of Names
Sepedophilus Gistel 1856
'decay loving'
Numbers
30 spp. (incl. 3 adventive from Europe) in our area; >350 spp. worldwide(1)(2)
Identification
revised in(3)
evenly covered by quite distinct, though short, setae, giving it a muted/dull appearance (Cilea and Coproporus are quite glistening/glabrous dorsally) --D.S. Chandler
Range
worldwide and throughout NA(1)
Habitat
mainly in forest leaf litter/debris and under bark; some associated with polypore or fleshy fungi(1)