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Species Oiceoptoma noveboracense - Margined Carrion Beetle

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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 Oiceoptoma
Species noveboracense (Margined Carrion Beetle)
Other Common Names
Le Silphe marginé (French--Insects of Quebec)
Explanation of Names
Oiceoptoma noveboracense (Forster 1771)
noveboracense = 'from New York'
10.0-13.5 mm(1)
e. NA (NS-GA to AB-CO-OK-MS)(2)
Usually deciduous forests, but sometimes in grasslands.
Adults sometimes consume fly larvae (maggots) on carrion
Life Cycle
Diurnal. Larvae feed on carrion, sometimes decaying fungi, perhaps maggots. One generation per year.(1)
Works Cited
1.The Carrion Beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae) of Nebraska
Brett Ratcliffe. 1996. University of Nebraska State Museum.
2.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.