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Actinus imperialis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Staphylinidae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Species
Class  Insecta
Subfamily  Staphylininae
Genus  Actinus
Order  Beetle
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Actinus imperialis is a beetle of the Staphylinidae family, Staphylinidae subfamily.

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Description

Actinus imperialis can reach a length of about 19–22 millimetres (0.75–0.87 in). This colorful staphylinid has a very large jaws, head and pronotum are metallic green, pronotum is strongly convex and punctured, elytra are purplish, rugose-punctate, abdomen is narrowed behind and legs are reddish testaceous. This beetle has been reported on Cardamom and usually preys flies attracted to carrion and dung.

Distribution

This species occurs in Papua New Guinea and in Australia (Cape York Peninsula).

References

Actinus imperialis Wikipedia


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