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Genus Hister

Histerid - Hister coenosus Histerid - Hister civilis - female Hister 2 - Hister furtivus Hister indistinctus Say - Hister indistinctus Clown Beetle - Hister furtivus Clown beetle - Hister abbreviatus red and black beetle - Hister militaris Hister
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 Hister
Explanation of Names
Hister Linnaeus 1758
LeConte suggests that Linnaeus named this genus after a filthy character mentioned in a Juvenal's satire(1)
Numbers
25 spp. in our area(2), ~220 total
Habitat
chiefly forested areas, on carrion, in mammal burrows, debris piles of leafcutter ants(2)
Works Cited
1.An illustrated descriptive catalogue of the Coleoptera or beetles (exclusive of the Rhynchophora) known to occur in Indiana.
Blatchley, W. S. 1910. Indianapolis,Nature Pub. Co.
2.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.