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Genus Batrisodes

Oropus sp? - Batrisodes lineaticollis Batrisodes venyivi Chandler - Batrisodes venyivi short-winged mold beetle - Batrisodes albionicus - female Batrisodes? - Batrisodes Pselaphinae  - Batrisodes albionicus Ant-loving 11 - Batrisodes - male Small Rove Beetle - Batrisodes - male Pselaphinae  - Batrisodes
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Staphylinoidea
Family Staphylinidae (Rove Beetles)
Subfamily Pselaphinae (Ant-loving Beetles)
Supertribe Batrisitae
Genus Batrisodes
Explanation of Names
Batrisodes Reitter 1882
72 spp. in 7 subgenera in our area(1), ~90 total
holarctic; across NA(1)
Some are found in rotten wood, leaf litter or mosses, others with ants, and still others are troglobites or troglophiles (1)
Two cave-dwelling spp. from central TX are federally listed as endangered: B. texanus (Coffin Cave Mold Beetle) and B. venyivi (Helotes Mold Beetle)
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.