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Species Silpha tristis

Silpha tristis at Montreal, Qc in 2008 - Silpha tristis Silpha tristis -2 at Montreal (QC)  in 2008 - Silpha tristis Silpha tristis Illiger - Silpha tristis - female Silpha tristis Illiger - Silpha tristis - male Mystery Beetle  - Silpha tristis Coleoptera - Silpha tristis Coleoptera - Silpha tristis
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 Silphidae (Carrion Beetles)
Genus Silpha
Species tristis (Silpha tristis)
Range
native to w. Palaearctic (entire Europe to Iran)(1), established in QC(2)
Works Cited
1.Coleoptera Poloniae
2.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.