Explanation of Names
Aphon is a sacred mountain in Greece where many ancient Orthodox monasteries are situated.
Six species, all found in the east, as far west as Texas;
Aphonus brevicruris Cartwright 1944
Aphonus castaneus (Melsheimer 1846)
Aphonus densicauda Casey 1915
Aphonus texanus Gill and Howden 1985
Aphonus tridentatus (Say 1823)
Aphonus variolosus (LeConte 1847)
Clypeus with tridentate carina; anterior tibia emarginations between external teeth shallowly indicated, especially two apical teeth.
Gill, B.D., and H.F. Howden. 1985. A review of the North American genus Aphonus LeConte. Coleopterists Bulletin 39:119-129.