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Species Megarthrus pictus

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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 Proteininae
Genus Megarthrus
Species pictus (Megarthrus pictus)
Explanation of Names
Megarthrus pictus Motschulsky 1845
Size
1.4 to 1.7 mm long(1)
Identification
-the only nearctic species with bicolored elytra and angulate temples (=area immediately behind eye)(1)
-body and appendages predominantly yellow-brown (characteristic pattern shown below)
Range
w. NA
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