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Subgenus Stenus

rove beetle - Stenus juno Rove Beetle - Stenus erythropus black rove beetle with orange spots - Stenus comma Stenus sculptilis Casey - Stenus sculptilis Stenus colon Say - Stenus colon Stenus erythropus Melsheimer - Stenus erythropus rove beetle - Stenus mammops Stenus colon
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 Steninae (Water Skaters)
Genus Stenus
No Taxon Subgenus Stenus
Size
Usually 4 mm or more
Identification
Distinguished by abdomen bordered laterally, tarsi longer than half of tibia, and with penultimate segment simple (comment here)