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Species Strigister tecolotito

Strigister tecolotito - male Strigister tecolotito - male
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 Exosternini
Genus Strigister
Species tecolotito (Strigister tecolotito)
Explanation of Names
Strigister tecolotito Caterino, Tishechkin, & Proudfoot 2013
Size
2.3–2.9 mm(1)
Range
so. TX (Kenedy & Willacy counties) south of 27°N(1)
Habitat
owl nests; found in association with small, secondary, obligate cavity nesters, the eastern screech-owl (Megascops asio) and the ferruginous pygmy-owl (Glaucidium brasilianum)(1)
Food
Presumably, dipteran larvae and other associated arthropods(1)
Works Cited
1.A new genus and species of North American Exosternini associated with cavity-nesting owls and a reassignment of Phelister simoni
Caterino M.S., Tishechkin A.K., Proudfoot G.A. 2013. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 67(4): 557–565.