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Species Tetartopeus tetricus

Tetartopeus tetricus (Casey) - Tetartopeus tetricus
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 Paederinae
Tribe Lathrobiini
Subtribe Lathrobiina
Genus Tetartopeus
Species tetricus (Tetartopeus tetricus)
Explanation of Names
Tetartopeus tetricus Casey 1905
tetricus Latin 'harsh, stern'(1)
Eastern north america: Ontario, west to Iowa, south to s.Florida and Texas.(2)
Type Locality: "Tex.: Austin; on the Colorado River above Columbus, Travis, Texas, United States"
Note, the type series of this sp. was collected by Schwarz who collected in and around Austin County, Texas. Schwarz is not known to have ever visited the City of Austin, Travis County, Texas.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Lathrobium (Tetartopeus): natural history, phylogeny and revision of the nearctic species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)
Larry Watrous. 1980. Systematic Entomology 5: 303-338.