Histeridae

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Histeridae

[hi′ster·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The clown beetles, a large family of coleopteran insects in the superfamily Histeroidea.
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I walked over, took a gander and calmly announced she'd found a clown beetle, surprising everyone, even myself, with my knowledge.
Rove (Staphylinidae) and clown beetles (Histeridae) hunt for maggots, mites, and other small arthropods living among leaf litter, dung, carrion, under bark, in decaying plant and fungus tissue, and sap flows.