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Genus Coproporus

Rove beetle - Coproporus Coproporus Coproporus? - Coproporus ventriculus Coproporus laevis ? - Coproporus laevis Tachyporinae - Coproporus Rove Beetle - Coproporus ventriculus Coproporus Staphylinid? - Coproporus
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 Coproporus
Explanation of Names
Coproporus Kraatz 1857
Greek 'dung piercer'
9 spp. in our area, >220 spp. worldwide(1)(2)
2-3 mm
Important characters(3):
small, elongate, convex
head not margined, antennae inserted on sides of head
mesosternum carinate (ridged)
abdomen tapering, with margin on side above, below with six sternites
procoxae conical and prominent
front tarsi (protarsi) of male simple

Revision of our species in (4)
worldwide except New Zealand(2); in our area, e. & so. US + Pacific Northwest(1)
under bark of dead trees/logs, in rotting cacti and plant debris, on various fungi(1)