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Genus Pinophilus

Rove 1 - Pinophilus Pinophilus Pinophilus Staph - Pinophilus Pinophilus latipes Gravenhorst - Pinophilus latipes Pinophilus Staphylinidae - Pinophilus Staphylinidae - Pinophilus
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 Paederinae
Tribe Pinophilini
Genus Pinophilus
Explanation of Names
Pinophilus Gravenhorst 1802
pinophilus = 'dirt-loving'
Numbers
6 spp. in our area, >200 total(1)(2)
Identification
Key to species in Abarbanell and Ashe (1989)(2)
Range
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]
Habitat
some in litter(3)
Remarks
Some come to lights(3)
Print References
Abarbanell, N.R. and J.S. Ashe. 1989. Revision of the species of Pinophilus Gravenhorst (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) of America north of Mexico. Fieldiana: Zoology (N.S.), 54: iii + 32 pp. (2)
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.