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A Preliminary Molecular Investigation of Aleocharine Phylogeny (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)

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Flohria Sharp—a Relictual Genus of the Subtribe Philonthina from the Americas (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Staphylininae)

Two Remarkable New Species of the Superfamily Pygmephoroidea (Acari: Heterostigmata) Associated With Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Staphylinidae)

Oldest Omaliini (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Omaliinae) Discovered in the Opaque Cretaceous Amber of Charentes

Influence of Temperature on Survival and Water Relations of Paederus fuscipes (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)

Effects of Reduced-Risk Pesticides and Plant Growth Regulators on Rove Beetle (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) Adults

Contact Toxicity and Residual Effects of Selected Insecticides Against the Adult Paederus fuscipes (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)

Effect of Diet Quality on Survival and Reproduction of Adult Paederus fuscipes (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)

Effects of Reforestation Practices on Staphylinid Beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) in Southwestern China Forests

Predation on the Horn Fly (Diptera: Muscidae) by Five Species of Philonthus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)

Aucklandea and Leschenea, Two New Monotypic Genera from New Zealand (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae), and a Key to New Zealand Genera of the Supertribe Faronitae

Comparative Morphology of the Larvae of the Rove Beetles of Paederus, Lathrobium, and Tetartopeus, With Notes on its Systematic Position (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Paederinae)

Novel oligonucleotide probes for in situ detection of pederin-producing endosymbionts of Paederus riparius rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)

Predation of Ataenius spretulus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) Eggs and Grubs by Species of Carabidae and Staphylinidae on Golf Courses in Michigan

Emergence and Seasonal Activity of the Entomophagous Rove Beetle Aleochara bilineata (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) in Canola in Western Canada

 

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; subclass Pterygota, order Coleoptera)

Family of beetles, most of which are elongate, 1–28 mm long, and generally shining, black, black and red, or metallic. The elytra are short, leaving over half of the abdomen exposed. Some species are highly sculptured or pubescent. The head and mandibles are large, antennae filiform. The abdomen is highly flexible, and is often raised in a threat gesture. Many rove beetles are strong fliers. Larvae resemble wingless adults, with the hind part of the body generally paler, without toughened plates. Adults and larvae are found in damp places, decaying matter, and dung, where they prey on other insects. Many are associated with ants' nests, some producing sweet substances highly attractive to ants. Staphylinus olens (devil's coach horse), about 25 mm long, is Britain's largest staphylinid. Some tropical species produce chemicals that blister the skin and cause eye irritation. There are 27 000 species, making this the second largest beetle family (after the Curculionidae).

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