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Species Aphodius serval

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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 Pardalosus)
Species serval (Aphodius serval)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aphodius (Chilothorax) serval Say, 1835
e. US, to c. TX (1), (2)
winter-spring active - per Paul Skelley, 8 April, 2011
Not often seen. - per Paul Skelley, 8 April, 2011
See Also
has a different maculation pattern than distinctus, but is easily confused. - per Paul Skelley, 8 April, 2011

Aphodius distinctus (O.F. Müller)
Works Cited
1.A Monograph of the Aphodiini Inhabiting the United States and Canada (Coleoptera:Scarabaeidae:Aphodiini)
Robert D. Gordon & Paul E. Skelley. 2007. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute.
2.An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas.
Edward G. Riley & Charles S. Wolfe. 2003. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement. 37 pp.