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Species Platystethus degener

Rove beetle - Platystethus degener
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 Oxytelinae (Spiny-legged Rove Beetles)
Tribe Oxytelini
Genus Platystethus
Species degener (Platystethus degener)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=cornutus auct. non Gravenhorst 1802
Explanation of Names
Platystethus degener Mulsant & Rey 1878
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in NA and now widespread in the east (NY-ON-GA to NE)(1)
streamedge habitats(1)
earliest NA record: 1971(1); a member of the subg. Craetopycrus Tottenham
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.