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Genus Leptacinus

Staphy 2 - Leptacinus intermedius
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 Staphylininae (Large Rove Beetles)
Tribe Xantholinini
Genus Leptacinus
Explanation of Names
Leptacinus Erichson 1839
Numbers
3 spp. in our area, all adventive; ~80 spp. worldwide(1)
Identification
dorsal habita(2) of all the spp. known to occur in NA (batychrus, intermedius, pusillus)
Range
most of the world; in our area, now widespread (all apparently introduced in the 19th century)(1)
Habitat
decaying organic matter (compost, etc.), esp. in synanthropic situations(1)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Borowiec L. (2007-) Iconographia Coleopterorum Poloniae