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subgenus Ptomister

Histerid - Margarinotus hudsonicus - male Histerid - Margarinotus brunneus - male Histeridae - Margarinotus merdarius Margarinotus (Ptomister) stygicus (J.E. LeConte 1845) - Margarinotus stygicus Clown beetle - Margarinotus Clown beetle - Margarinotus Histerid - Margarinotus immunis Margarinotus? - Margarinotus harrisii
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 Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family Histeridae (Clown Beetles)
Subfamily Histerinae
Tribe Histerini
Genus Margarinotus
No Taxon subgenus Ptomister
Explanation of Names
Ptomister Houlbert & Monnot 1923
Numbers
by far the largest subgenus, with at least 15 spp. in our area(1) and 44 spp. total
Works Cited
1.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.