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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Staphyliniformia
Superfamilia: Staphylinoidea

Familia: Staphylinidae
Subfamilia: Oxytelinae
Tribus: Oxytelini
Genus: Apocellus
Species: A. agilipes – A. albipes – A. analis – A. andinus – A. argentinus – A. barbatus – A. barbiellinii – A. bernhaueri – A. bicolor – A. brevipennis – A. cognatus – A. crassicornis – A. curtipennis – A. dampfi – A. gracilicornis – A. gracilis – A. laevis – A. longipennis – A. mendozanus – A. moestus – A. muticus – A. myrmecobius – A. niger – A. obscurus – A. ogloblini – A. opacipennis – A. opacus – A. parvipennis – A. planus – A. praestans – A. schmidti – A. sericeus – A. solieri – A. sordidus – A. sphaericollis – A. stilicoides – A. trisulcatus – A. ustulatus – A. zirbus

Apocellus Erichson, 1839: 30

Type species: Lathrobium sphaericollis Say, 1834, fixed by subsequent designation by Duponchel, 1841: 57.


Pheidoloxenides Wasmann 1925: 8
Type species: Pheidoloxenides dampfi Wasmann, 1925, fixed by monotypy.
Ocaleomorpha Fleischer, 1921: 114
Type species: Ocaleomorpha lacoi Fleischer, 1921, fixed by monotypy.

Primary references

Erichson, W.F. 1839. Erster Band. Pp. 1–400. In: Genera et species Staphylinorum insectorum coleopterorum familiae. Berlin: F.H. Morin, viii + 954 pp. + 5 pls. BHL Reference page. [original description: p. 30]

Additional references

Chani-Posse, M.; Scheibler, E.E. 2013: A new species of Apocellus Erichson, 1839 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) from Argentina with ecological notes. Zootaxa 3721(2): 193–200. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3721.2.6 Reference page.

Apocellus is a genus of spiny-legged rove beetles in the family Staphylinidae. There are about 11 described species in Apocellus.[1][2][3]


These 11 species belong to the genus Apocellus:

Apocellus analis LeConte, 1877
Apocellus andinus
Apocellus bicolor Casey, 1885
Apocellus brevipennis Casey, 1885
Apocellus cognatus Sharp, 1887
Apocellus crassicornis Casey, 1885
Apocellus gracilicornis Casey, 1885
Apocellus niger Casey, 1886
Apocellus sphaericollis (Say, 1831)
Apocellus stilicoides LeConte, 1877
Apocellus ustulatus Erichson, 1840


"Apocellus Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
"Apocellus". GBIF. Retrieved 2019-09-23.

"Apocellus genus Information". Retrieved 2019-09-23.

Further reading

Frank, J. H.; Ahn, K. J. (2011). "Coastal Staphylinidae (Coleoptera): A worldwide checklist, biogeography and natural history". ZooKeys (107): 1–98. doi:10.3897/zookeys.107.1651. PMC 3392188. PMID 22792029.
Lobl, I.; Smetana, A., eds. (2015). Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, Volume 2: Hydrophiloidea - Staphylinoidea. Apollo Books. ISBN 978-90-04-29685-5.

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