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Species Copris minutus - Small Black Dung Beetle

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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 Coprini
Genus Copris
Species minutus (Small Black Dung Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Copris minutus (Drury 1770)
Size
8-13 mm(1)
Identification
Black, shiny, both sexes with horns
Range
e NA (QC-FL to NE-TX)(1)(2)
Season
All year in SC, Jan-Nov in NC(3)(4)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3.Scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of South Carolina
Phillip J. Harpootlian. 2001. Clemson University Public Service.
4.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.