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Tribe Athetini

tiny rove - Meronera venustula rove beetle - Atheta pennsylvanica Aleocharin? - Atheta pennsylvanica Aleocharinae? - Acrotona Aleocharin - Atheta novaescotiae Rove Beetle - Atheta ventricosa - male 1/100+ was different - Meronera venustula Staphylinidae - Meronera venustula
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 Aleocharinae
Tribe Athetini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ecitocharini Seevers 1965(1)
members of the Geostibini used to be treated as a subtribe of Athetini(2)
Explanation of Names
Athetini Casey 1910
paraphyletic assemblage with regard to Lomechusini and Ecitocharini(1)
if treated in the old sense, ~650 spp. in 64 genera in our area, >170 genera worldwide(3)
Works Cited
1.Phylogeny of the tribe Athetini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear sequence data
Elven H., Bachmann L., Gusarov V.I. 2010. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57: 84–100.
2.Molecular phylogeny of the Athetini–Lomechusini– Ecitocharini clade of aleocharine rove beetles (Insecta)
Elven H., Bachmann L., Gusarov V.I. 2012. Zoologica Scripta 41: 617–636.
3.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.