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Genus Aleochara

Staph 5 - Aleochara Aleochara sulcicollis Rove beetle - Aleochara curtula Aleochara sulcicollis? - Aleochara sulcicollis Rove Beetle - Aleochara lata Rove Beetle - Aleochara rove beetle - Aleochara Aleocharinae? - 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 (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)
A. bilineata is used in biological control of root maggots