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Genus Aleochara

Rove Beetle - Aleochara lustrica rove beetle - Aleochara Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae, or close relative? - Aleochara Rove beetle - Aleochara Staphylinidae 17abc Aleochara - Aleochara Rove Beetle - Aleochara Aleochara pacifica Carrion rove beetle - Aleochara
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 Aleocharini
Genus Aleochara
Explanation of Names
Aleochara Gravenhorst 1802
53 spp. (incl. several adventive) in 7 subgenera in our area; ~450 spp. in 20 subgenera worldwide(1)(2)
see: Klimaszewski (1984) (3)
Adults are primarily predators of dipteran eggs, larvae, and pupae in dung, carrion, rotting fungi, seaweed, or cacti;
larvae parasitize cyclorrhaphan puparia in those habitats(1)
our only genus of the tribe Aleocharini(1)

The species Aleochara bilineata is a biological control. It feeds on root maggot eggs, larvae, and pupae, especially the cabbage and onion maggot.
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