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Species Cercyon adumbratus

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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 Hydrophilidae (Water Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily Sphaeridiinae
Tribe Megasternini
Genus Cercyon
No Taxon (Subgenus Cercyon)
Species adumbratus (Cercyon adumbratus)
Explanation of Names
Cercyon adumbratus Mannerheim
Size
1.8-2.7 mm (1)
Identification
A distinctive species due to the pubescent dorsal surface of the elytra; striae impressed and intervals convex.
Range
Pacific coast species- from AK south to OR (1).
Habitat
On rotting organic matter (e.g. carrion, decaying vegetation, dung) like most other members of the genus; also reported from under rocks on tidal flats (1)
Works Cited
1.Review of the Family Hydrophilidae of Canada and Alaska
Ales Smetana. 1988. Entomological Society of Canada.