Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Hexapoda > Class Insecta > Subclass Pterygota > Order Coleoptera > Family Staphylinidae > Subfamily Oxytelinae > Tribe Thinobiini

Bledius Leach, 1819

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted


Bledius (Astycops) Thomson, 1859
Bledius (Belidus) Mulsant & Rey, 1878
Bledius (Bledius) Leach, 1819
Bledius (Dicarenus) Gistel, 1834
Bledius (Elbidus) Mulsant & Rey, 1878
Bledius (Euceratobledius) Znojko, 1929
Bledius (Hesperophilus) Curtis, 1829
Bledius (Pucerus) Mulsant & Rey, 1878
Bledius bubalus Gistel, 1857
Bledius castaneus Mulsant & Rey, 1878
Bledius gyllenhalii Laporte de Castelnau, 1840
Bledius jadarensis Helliesen, 1913
Bledius subnitidus Mulsant & Rey, 1878
Bledius westerhauseri Gistel, 1857


original description

Samouelle, G. (1819). The entomologist’s useful compendium; or, an introduction to the knowledge of British insects, comprising the best means of identifying and preserving them, and a description of the apparatus generally used; together with the genera of Linné, and the modern method of arranging the classes Crustacea, Myriapoda, spiders, mites, and insects from their affinities, and structure, according to the views of Dr. Leach. Also an explanation of the terms used in entomology; a calendar of the times of appearance, and useful situations of near 3000 species of British insects; with instructions for collecting and fitting up objects for the microscope. Printed for Thomas Boys: London. 496 pp.

basis of record

Legakis, A. (2001). Insecta, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 323-324

additional source

Macfarlane, R.P.; Maddison, P.A.; Andrew, I.G.; Berry, J.A.; Johns, P.M.; Hoarre, R.J.B.; Larivière, M.; Greenslade, P.; Henderson, R.C.; Smithers, C.N.; Palma, R.L.; Ward, J.B.; Pilgrim, R.L.C.; Towns, D.R.; McLellan, I.; Teulon, D.A.J.; Hitchings, T.R.; Eastop, V.F.; Martin, N.A.; Fletcher, M.J.; Stufkens, A.W.; Dale, P.J.; Burckhardt, D.; Buckley, T.R. (2010). Phylum Arthropoda Subphylum Hexapoda: Protura, springtails, Diplura, insects, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2010). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 2. Kingdom Animalia: Chaetognatha, Ecdysozoa, Ichnofossils. pp. 233-467.

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Cheng, L. (Ed.) (1976). Marine insects. North-Holland Publishing Company: Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 0-444-11213-8. XII, 581 pp.

additional source

Frank, J.H.; Ahn, K.-J. (2011). Coastal Staphylinidae (Coleoptera): A worldwide checklist, biogeography and natural history. ZooKeys 107: 1-98.



External Links



Frank, J. Howard; Cheng, L. (2014). Bledius Leach, 1819. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:118109

Dr Aleš Smetana. Bledius Leach, 1819. Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=263220




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