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Superfamily Staphylinoidea - Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles

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Dybas H.S. (2000) Featherwing beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Ptiliidae)
Family fact sheet authored by a leading expert

Newton A.F., Thayer M.K. Catalog of higher taxa of Staphyliniformia and genera and subgenera of Staphylinoidea [online]
Valuable source maintained by two leading experts working at the Field Museum of Natural History, who also help BG with staph identification

A revision of the species of Cafius from the west coast of North America with notes on the east coast species
This is a great resource for identifying North American Cafius to species. Written in 1980 by H. E. Orth and Ian Moore.

The keys are straightforward, the descriptions well-written and detailed, and there are figures at the end of the article...including large, good-quality, dorsal-view line drawings for each of the 13 species covered, and drawings of antennae for 5 species and aedeagi for all 13. While the emphasis is on the 10 species known (in 1980) from the west coast, it also includes a key to the five east coast species, with briefer discussions of them.

Cholevidae of the World

Key for the identification of British Leiodidae
A Google hosted site, Mike's insect keys. I can’t vouch for the accuracy of the keys but maybe one of the editors can vet it.

Hall W.E. (1997) Ptiliidae -- Featherwing beetles (in The Tree of Life Web Project)

NA Staphylinidae Subfamilies Key
"Lucid Key to Staphylinidae Subfamilies" Project

Atlas of rove beetles (Staphylinidae) of Russia and adjacent countries
never mind spelling/grammar, all in all it's a helpful source.

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