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Superfamily Staphylinoidea

Tiny  roving larva with antennae rove beetle - Eumicrota Aleocharinae Tiny Rove Beetle - Echiaster Unknown Larva Colon oblongum - Colon Pelecomalium testaceum Mannerheim -Female - Pelecomalium - female Reichenbachia sp.? - Reichenbachia
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Staphylinoidea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
change not yet implemented in the Guide: Silphidæ downgraded to subfamily of the Staphylinidæ(1)(2)
one of the largest beetle lineages; see(3); 7 families, all represented in our area(4)(2)
associated with all kinds of decaying matter and fungi; most Staphylinidæ are predatory
Works Cited
1.Catalogue of Life
2.Integrated phylogenomics and fossil data illuminate the evolution of beetles
Cai C et al. 2022. R. Soc. Open Sci. 9: 211771.
3.Newton A.F., Thayer M.K. Catalog of higher taxa of Staphyliniformia and genera and subgenera of Staphylinoidea [online]
4.Family-group names in Coleoptera (Insecta)
Bouchard P, Bousquet Y, Davies A, Alonso-Zarazaga M, Lawrence JF, Lyal CH, Newton A, Reid CA, Schmitt M, Ślipiński SA, Smith A. 2011. ZooKeys 88: 1–972.