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Genus Oosternum

Oosternum costatum Sharp - Oosternum pubescens Oosternum costatum - Oosternum pubescens Unid. Beetle - Oosternum Oosternum pubescens Oosternum pubescens Oosternum pubescens Oosternum pubescens
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
Tribe Megasternini
Genus Oosternum
Explanation of Names
Oosternum Sharp 1882
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(1)
Range
e. US(1)
Life Cycle
O. attacomis is a frequent nest associate of Atta texana (Spangler 1962)(2)(3)
Print References
Marquezluna J., Navarreteheredia J.L. (1995) Biological notes on Oosternum attacomis (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae), from Morelos state, Mexico. Entomological News 106: 203-208.
Spangler P.J. (1962) A new species of the genus Oosternum and a key to the U.S. species (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 75: 97-100.(4)
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.Invertebrate enemies and nest associates of the leaf-cutting ant Atta texana (Buckley) (Formicudae, Attini).
Waller, D.A. & J.C. Moser. 1990. Westview Press, Boulder, CO.
3.Revision of the subfamily Sphaeridiinae of America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)
Smetana A. 1978. Mem. Ent. Soc. Canada 105: 1–292.
4.A new species of the genus Oosternum and a key to the U.S. species (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae).
Spangler, P.J. 1962. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 75: 97-100.