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Species Decarthron velutinum

Ant-loving Beetle - Decarthron velutinum - male Ant-loving Beetle - Decarthron velutinum - male Pselaphin - Decarthron velutinum - male Pselaphin - Decarthron velutinum - male Pselaphinae - Decarthron velutinum Pselaphinae - Decarthron velutinum Decarthron - Decarthron velutinum Decarthron - Decarthron velutinum
Classification
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 Pselaphinae (Ant-loving Beetles)
Supertribe Goniaceritae
Tribe Brachyglutini
Genus Decarthron
Species velutinum (Decarthron velutinum)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Decarthron velutinum (LeConte, 1849)
Identification
Head squarish, flattened, with two large pits on top. Antennae with 10 antennomeres in both sexes. Pronotum nearly circular with deep pits. elytra shorter than head and pronotum combined, distance across base equal to length, not twice as wide as pronotum. Abdomen short, with first tergite three times wide as long, ridges entire over one-third of surface. Middle femora enlarged in male, scooped out from middle almost to tip, with large sharp spine above. (1)
(1)
Range
Eastern United States (1)
Habitat
Adults found in leaf litter and mosses. (1)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.