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Species Philonthus debilis

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Staphylinoidea
Family Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles)
Subfamily Staphylininae (Large Rove Beetles)
Tribe Staphylinini
Subtribe Philonthina
Genus Philonthus
Species debilis (Philonthus debilis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Philonthus coloratus Tottenham, 1939
Philonthus melanocephalus Heer, 1839
Staphylinus debilis Gravenhorst, 1802
Staphylinus lucidus Gravenhorst, 1802
Explanation of Names
Philonthus debilis (Gravenhorst, 1802)
4.2-5.7 mm[cite:2225041](1)
native to the Palaearctic (where widespread & common)(2), adventive in our area (along both coasts in the US & adjacent Canada)(3)(4)(5)(6)
Wide range of habitats. Mostly in decaying organic matter in disturbed habitats associated with human activity(1)
earliest record in our area: ?MA 1857(3)