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Species Aeletes politus

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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 Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family Histeridae (Clown Beetles)
Subfamily Abraeinae
Tribe Acritini
Genus Aeletes
No Taxon (subgenus Aeletes)
Species politus (Aeletes politus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acritus politus J.L. LeConte 1853, Aeletes politus robustulus Casey 1916
Explanation of Names
Aeletes politus (J.L. LeConte 1853)
Size
0.8-1.0 mm(1)(2)
Range
Eastern North America: NS-ON to FL-TX (+isolated AB record)(1)(3)(2)
Habitat
forest floor litter, log litter, bracket fungi, tree holes, compost(2)
Remarks
One of a few histerids collected regularly at UV lights(1)
Internet References
Species pages by C.G. Majka(4), A.K. Tishechkin(1)