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Species Euplectus karstenii

Euplectus karstenii
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 Pselaphinae (Ant-loving Beetles)
Supertribe Euplectitae
Tribe Euplectini
Genus Euplectus
Species karstenii (Euplectus karstenii)
Explanation of Names
Euplectus karstenii (Reichenbach 1816)
Range
native to, and widespread across Europe(1), adventive in NA (transcontinental in Canada)(2)(3)
Habitat
forested areas; under plant debris (incl. compost, grass clippings, spilled grain) & in rotting wood, often in association with ants(1)(2)
Remarks
earliest record in our area: IA before 1894(4)
Works Cited
1.Coleoptera Poloniae
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.
3.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
4.Introduced Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) in the Maritime Provinces of Canada
Majka C.G., Klimaszewski J. 2008. The Canadian Entomologist 140: 48-72.