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Aphodius - Aphodius pseudolividus - female

Aphodius - Aphodius pseudolividus - Female
Pulaski County, Kentucky, USA
May 12, 2007
Size: ~ 4 mm
Aphodius pseudolividus


in Kentucky
almost certainly Aphodius pseudolividus, while the range of both isn't well worked out, A. lividus appears to be primarily western in the US. Pull the tail - diagnostic.

Is this also probably A. pseudolividus? What reference can be used to separate the species?

tough call
could be, but "real" lividus tend to be darker, markings more pronounced like. References to differentiate include (1) or the very new (2). Can provide you with details if needed.

Pulled the genitalia and its a girl. Probably not helpful...

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