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Species Platypsyllus castoris - Beaver Parasite Beetle

Beaver Parasite Beetle - Platypsyllus castoris Beaver Parasite Beetle - Platypsyllus castoris Platypsyllus castoris From the Beaver State - Platypsyllus castoris From the Beaver State - Platypsyllus castoris beaver beetle - Platypsyllus castoris beaver beetle - Platypsyllus castoris beaver beetle - Platypsyllus castoris
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 Leiodidae (Round Fungus Beetles)
Subfamily Platypsyllinae
Genus Platypsyllus
Species castoris (Beaver Parasite Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Platypsyllus castoris Ritsema 1869
Size
1.9-2.2 mm(1)
Range
holarctic, incl. most of NA (transcontinental)(1)
Habitat
parasite of beavers(1)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.