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Species Ataenius strigatus

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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 Eupariini
Genus Ataenius
No Taxon (strigatus species group)
Species strigatus (Ataenius strigatus)
Explanation of Names
Ataenius strigatus (Say 1823)
Size
3.6-5.5 mm(1)
Identification
The roughly punctate anterior femora together with dense punctures at sides of the pronotum distinguish the species(1)
Range
e. NA (NB-FL to ON-SD-TX) (uncommon in the se US) +scattered records from all but ten westernmost states - Map (1)(2)(3)(4)
Works Cited
1.Ataenius, Aphotaenius, and Pseudataenius of the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae)
Oscar L. Cartwright. 1974. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, No. 154.
2.The Scarabaeoid Beetles of Nebraska
Brett C. Ratcliffe & M.J. Paulsen. 2008. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 22, 570 pp.
3.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.
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)