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Species Onthophagus polyphemi - Gopher Tortoise Onthophagus Beetle

Onthophagus polyphemi Onthophagus polyphemi
Classification
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 Scarabaeinae (Dung Beetles)
Tribe Onthophagini
Genus Onthophagus
Species polyphemi (Gopher Tortoise Onthophagus Beetle)
Other Common Names
Tortoise Commensal Scarab [Beetle]
Range
SE United States
Habitat
Gopher Tortoise burrows
Food
Gopher Tortoise dung