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Species Oxyomus sylvestris

Aphodiine Dung Beetle - Oxyomus sylvestris Platytomus? - Oxyomus sylvestris Platytomus? - Oxyomus sylvestris Dialytes striatulus? but I am on the wrong coast - Oxyomus sylvestris Dialytes striatulus? but I am on the wrong coast - Oxyomus sylvestris Dialytes striatulus? but I am on the wrong coast - Oxyomus sylvestris Dialytes striatulus? but I am on the wrong coast - Oxyomus sylvestris Oxyomus silvestris? - Oxyomus sylvestris
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 Oxyomus
Species sylvestris (Oxyomus sylvestris)
Explanation of Names
Oxyomus = oxy is Greek for sharp, omo is Greek for shoulder = Sharp shoulder
sylvestris = Latin for woods, forest
Numbers
Only Oxyomus sylvestris here in North America. Introduced from the Old World (1)
Habitat
Known to live in dung of domesticated animals (1)
Food
Known to live in dung of domesticated animals (1)
Remarks
Adults are attracted to lights (1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.