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Genus Coproporus

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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 Vatesini
Genus Coproporus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
our fauna revised in (1)
Explanation of Names
Coproporus Kraatz 1857
Greek 'dung piercer'
9 spp. in our area, >220 spp. worldwide(2)(3)
2-3 mm
Important characters(4):
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
worldwide except New Zealand(3); in our area, e. & so. US + Pacific Northwest(2)
under bark of dead trees/logs, in rotting cacti and plant debris, on various fungi(2)