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Genus Sphaeridium

Beetles on Dung - Sphaeridium scarabaeoides Dung Beetle - Sphaeridium lunatum Water Scavenger Beetle - Sphaeridium bipustulatum Cow dung Hydrophilidae - Sphaeridium scarabaeoides Water Scavenger Beetle? - Sphaeridium scarabaeoides Water Scavenger Beetle? - Sphaeridium scarabaeoides Sphaeridium - Sphaeridium bipustulatum Sphareidium? - Sphaeridium
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)
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family Hydrophilidae (Water Scavenger Beetles)
Subfamily Sphaeridiinae
Genus Sphaeridium
Explanation of Names
Sphaeridium Fabricius 1775
Numbers
4 spp. in our area, all adventive(1)
Range
native to the Palaearctic, now widespread in NA(1)
Habitat
decaying organic material, esp. fresh mammal droppings(1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.