Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Superfamily Staphylinoidea

rove beetle - Homaeotarsus cinctus carrion beetle - Nicrophorus sayi Unknown Rove Beetle - Philonthus underbark roves - Nudobius cephalus Pselaphinae  - Rybaxis rove beetle - Philonthus flumineus Rove Beetle - Pycnoglypta campbelli Tiny Staphylinid....
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.