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Genus Pinophilus

Rove beetle - Pinophilus Staphylinidae - Pinophilus Pinophilus Rove - Pinophilus Pinophilus Coleoptera - Pinophilus Pinophilus 201016 Pinophilus - Pinophilus
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 Paederinae
Tribe Pinophilini
Genus Pinophilus
Explanation of Names
Pinophilus Gravenhorst 1802
pinophilus = 'dirt-loving'
6 spp. in our area, >200 total(1)(2)
Key to species in(2)
nearly worldwide (except Europe & Australasia); in our area, throughout e. & so. US(3)(2)
P. densus LeConte [AZ & CA to FL, north to KS & IA]
P. diffidens Casey [TX]
P. gracilis Fall [LA-TX-KS]
P. latipes Gravenhorst [NJ-OH south to FL, west to TX-OK)
P. opacus LeConte [OH-KS south to FL-AZ]
P. parcus LeConte [NJ-KS to FL-TX-AZ, mostly southern]
some in litter(3)
Some come to lights(3)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Revision of the species of Pinophilus Gravenhorst (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) of America north of Mexico
N.R. Abarbanell and J.S. Ashe. 1989. Fieldiana: Zoology (N.S.), 54: iii + 32 pp.
3.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.