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Species Cilea silphoides

Cilea silphoides (Linne) - Cilea silphoides
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 Tachyporinae (Crab-like Rove Beetles)
Tribe Tachyporini
Genus Cilea
Species silphoides (Cilea silphoides)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Leucoparyphus silphoides
Range
cosmopolitan, native range unknown; adventive in NA and Europe and now widespread in the US and adjacent Canada(1)(2)(3)
Habitat
usually synanthropic, in decaying plant material (compost, grass piles, rotting hay, fruit, dung)(3)