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Genus Aleochara

Rove Beetle - Aleochara Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae, or close relative? - Aleochara beach rove - Aleochara littoralis Rove Beetle - Aleochara Rove Beetle - Aleochara Aleochara staphylinid - Aleochara Aleochara lustrica - male
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