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Subgenus Alloblackburneus

Very small dung beetle - Aphodius rubeolus Very small dung beetle - Aphodius rubeolus Aphodius Blackburneus troglodytes - Aphodius troglodytes Aphodiine Dung Beetle - Aphodius aegrotus Little Aphodine visiting lights - Aphodius aegrotus Little Aphodine visiting lights - Aphodius aegrotus Aphodiine Dung Beetle - Aphodius aegrotus Aphodius Alloblackburneus at light - Aphodius geomysi
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea (Scarab, Stag and Bess Beetles)
Family Scarabaeidae (Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Aphodiinae (Aphodiine Dung Beetles)
Tribe Aphodiini
Genus Aphodius
No Taxon Subgenus Alloblackburneus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
were in Blackburneus
8 spp. in our area, 14 spp. total (several more exotic spp. may belong here)(1)
2.5-5.0 mm(1)
US & Mexico, also Subsaharan Africa; in our area, so. US, but some spp. (A. aegrotus, A. lentus) range north to NJ-IN-ND(1)
besides those already in the Guide, other spp. in our area that have been transferred here are cavidomus (Brown) OK-TX-UT, fordi (Gordon) GA-FL, and geomysi (Cartwright) NC-FL(1)
Works Cited
1.Systematic revision of the American taxa belonging to the genera Alloblackburneus Bordat, 2009 and Blackburneus Schmidt, 1913...
M. Dellacasa, G. Dellacasa, R.D. Gordon. 2011. Insecta Mundi 0204: 1-52.