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Genus Sepedophilus

rove life cycle - Sepedophilus cinctulus Rove Beetle (Staphylinid) - Sepedophilus Staph 12 - Sepedophilus beetle larvaX - Sepedophilus Sepedophilus cinctulus? - Sepedophilus cinctulus Crab-like Rove Beetle - Sepedophilus Tiny Rove - Sepedophilus Silverfish? - Sepedophilus
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 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)