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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
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
Explanation of Names
Sepedophilus Gistel 1856
'decay loving'
30 spp. (incl. 3 adventive from Europe) in our area; >350 spp. worldwide(1)(2)
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
worldwide and throughout NA(1)
mainly in forest leaf litter/debris and under bark; some associated with polypore or fleshy fungi(1)