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Genus Hister

Clown Beetle - Hister abbreviatus Hister species compared - Hister Unknown Beetle - Hister furtivus Clown Beetle - Hister furtivus Clown Beetle - Hister furtivus histerid from gopher tortoise burrow in upland pine habitat - Hister laevipes Hister abbreviatus? - Hister abbreviatus 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.