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Genus Bacanius

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Hydrophiloidea
Family Histeridae (Clown Beetles)
Subfamily Dendrophilinae
Tribe Bacaniini
Genus Bacanius
Explanation of Names
Bacanius J.L. LeConte 1853
Numbers
7 spp. in 2 subgenera in our area(1), 90 spp. in 6 subgenera worldwide
Range
in NA, e. US + ON and the Pacific states(1)
Habitat
leaf litter, decaying wood(1)
Food
purportedly, fungal spores (unlike most histerids, which are predators) (Kovarik & Caterino 2005)(2)