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Species Coprophilus striatulus

Coprophilus striatulus (Fabricius) - Coprophilus striatulus - male Coprophilus striatulus (Fabricius) - Coprophilus striatulus - male Coprophilus striatulus (Fabricius) - Coprophilus striatulus - male Coprophilus striatulus (Fabricius) - Coprophilus striatulus - male Spiny-legged Rove Beetle - Coprophilus striatulus Spiny-legged Rove Beetle - Coprophilus striatulus Coprophilus striatulus Coprophilus striatulus
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 Oxytelinae (Spiny-legged Rove Beetles)
Tribe Coprophilini
Genus Coprophilus
Species striatulus (Coprophilus striatulus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Elonium striatulum
Explanation of Names
Coprophilus striatulus (Fabricius 1792)
Range
native to Europe (widespread), adventive in NA (NS-ON & NH-NY; BC)(1)(BG data)
Habitat
decaying plant material (compost, hay, dung, etc.), occasionally under carrion, stones, wet bark of deciduous trees, in sap flows, and mammal nests in winter; in the spring, often on roads/pavement & masonry walls(1)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: NY 1974(1)
Works Cited
1.Introduced Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) in the Maritime Provinces of Canada
Majka C.G., Klimaszewski J. 2008. The Canadian Entomologist 140: 48-72.