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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Acritus nigricornis

Acritus nigricornis
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 Abraeinae
Tribe Acritini
Genus Acritus
No Taxon (subgenus Acritus)
Species nigricornis (Acritus nigricornis)
Explanation of Names
Acritus nigricornis (Hoffmann 1803)
0.9-1.0 mm(1)
native to, and widespread across w. Palaearctic, adventive in NA (QC, MB-BC, US) and other continents(1)
dung/manure (esp. dried), rotting mushrooms, leaf litter, etc.(1)
Works Cited
1.The insects and arachnids of Canada. Part 24. Coleoptera Histeridae
Bousquet Y., Laplante S. 2006. NRC Research press, Ottawa. 485 pp.