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Genus Phacophallus

Phacophallus tricolor (Kraatz) - Phacophallus tricolor Staphylinidae - Phacophallus tricolor Staphylinidae - Phacophallus tricolor Staphylinidae - Phacophallus tricolor
Classification
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 Xantholininae
Tribe Xantholinini
Genus Phacophallus
Explanation of Names
Phacophallus Coiffait 1956
Numbers
2 spp. in our area, both adventive; at least 6 spp. total(1)
Range
native to the Old World, adventive elsewhere and now widespread in NA(1)
Habitat
decaying organic matter (incl. compost), esp. in synanthropic situations(1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.