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Species Rugilus angustatus

Rove Beetle - Rugilus angustatus Rove Beetle - Rugilus angustatus
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 Paederini
Subtribe Stilicina
Genus Rugilus
Species angustatus (Rugilus angustatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Rugilus fragilis (Gravenhorst 1806)
Explanation of Names
Rugilus (Rugilus) angustatus (Geoffroy 1785)
5.5-6.5 mm(1)
native to Europe (widespread there)(2), adventive in NA (NS-ON, ME, NY)(3) [not listed in(4)]
moist, muddy places near water, wet fields/meadows, usually under plant debris(2); in NB, adults were found along river margins, in hardwood and mixed forests, and in a beaver dam. Adults were found under loose bark in wood piles, among composted wood chips and decaying plant material, under overhanging sticks on the outer margin of a beaver dam, and in flood debris on a river margin(3)
earliest NA record: ON 1950(1)