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Species Aphodius troglodytes - Little Gopher Tortoise Scarab 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 Aphodiinae (Aphodiine Dung Beetles)
Tribe Aphodiini
Genus Aphodius
No Taxon (Subgenus Alloblackburneus)
Species troglodytes (Little Gopher Tortoise Scarab Beetle)
Other Common Names
Gopher Tortoise Aphodius Commensal Scarab (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Alloblackburneus troglodytes (Hubbard)
Orig. Comb: Aphodius troglodytes Hubbard 1894
Identification

first metatarsomere really long. --Paul Skelley, 27.vi.2011
Range
FL-GA (2)
Life Cycle
gopher tortoise burrows(2)
Remarks
threatened sp.(2), considered by FL to be a "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN) (1)
Works Cited
1.Florida "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN)
2. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.