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Species Thoracophorus costalis

tiny wrinkled rove - Thoracophorus costalis polypore beetle - Thoracophorus costalis Coleoptera - Thoracophorus costalis Coleoptera - Thoracophorus costalis Staphylinid - Thoracophorus costalis  Possible Pseudopsinae? - Thoracophorus costalis Thoracophorus costalis Staphylinidae  - Thoracophorus costalis
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 Osoriinae (Unmargined Rove Beetles)
Tribe Thoracophorini
Genus Thoracophorus
Species costalis (Thoracophorus costalis)
Other Common Names
the furrowed rove beetle (1)
Explanation of Names
Thoracophorus costalis (Erichson 1840)
2-3 mm(2)
e. NA w/ scattered Rocky Mtn records to AB-CO (NB-AB to FL-TX) - Map (1)(2)(3)(4)
found in a wide range of leaf litter, under var. bark and asso. w/ rotting logs(2)
yr round(1)
Print References
Erichson, W.F. (1840). Genera et species staphylinorum insectorum coleopterorum familiae, F. H. Morin, Berlin. pp. 401-954, pls. 1-5.