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Genus Ocypus

Rove Beetle - Ocypus nitens Large Rove Beetle - Ocypus nitens Staphlinidae - Ocypus nitens Unknown - Ocypus olens Ocypus nitens or Tasgius melanarius? - Ocypus nitens Why did the beetle cross the road? - Ocypus nitens Staphylinid - Ocypus nitens Ocypus olens? - Ocypus olens
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 Staphylinoidea (Rove, Carrion and Fungus Beetles)
Family Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles)
Subfamily Staphylininae (Large Rove Beetles)
Tribe Staphylinini
Subtribe Staphylinina
Genus Ocypus
Explanation of Names
Ocypus Leach 1819
Numbers
4 spp. in 3 subgenera in our area, >120 spp. in 4 subgenera worldwide(1)(2)
Range
native to the Old World (Eurasia & Africa), adventive in NA (2 spp. along the Pacific Coast + 2 in ne. US)(1)(2)