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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Quedius cruentus

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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 Staphylininae (Large Rove Beetles)
Tribe Staphylinini
Subtribe Quediina
Genus Quedius
No Taxon (subgenus Microsaurus)
Species cruentus (Quedius cruentus)
Explanation of Names
Quedius (Microsaurus) cruentus (Olivier 1795)
Range
native to w. Palaearctic, adventive in NA and now spread in ne. US (ME-MI to PA-OH) and QC(1)(Hoebeke 2008)
Remarks
earliest NA record: NY 1983(1)
Works Cited
1.Adventive species of Quedius (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) in North America: a survey and new Canadian record
Majka C.G., Michaud J.-P., Moreau G. 2009. ZooKeys 22: 341–345.