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Species Ontholestes cingulatus - Gold-and-brown Rove Beetle

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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 Staphylinini
Subtribe Staphylinina
Genus Ontholestes
Species cingulatus (Gold-and-brown Rove Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Ontholestes cingulatus (Gravenhorst 1802)
Size
13-20 mm
Identification
Clumps of hair forms dark spots on much of body. Yellow hair forms "belt" under thorax, covers parts of last abdominal segments. Head wider than pronotum. Often turns yellow tip of abdomen upward when walking.
Range
e. & nw. NA(1)
Habitat
on carrion & fungi
Season
May-Nov
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid near carrion or fungi; pupate in chambers in soil nearby
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