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Subfamily Aphodiinae - Aphodiine Dung Beetles

Aphodius vandykei Little Red and Black Scarab - Aphodius fimetarius Aphotaenius carolinus (Van Dyke) - Aphotaenius carolinus Otophorus haemorrhoidalis (Linnaeus) - Aphodius haemorrhoidalis Tiny Digging Beetle - Aegialia Aphodius_coloradensis_ZE.4921_lateral - Aphodius coloradensis Beetle - Dialytes truncatus Aphodiine - Aphodius granarius
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)
Explanation of Names
Aphodiinae Leach 1815
Numbers
>400 spp. in 35-84 genera (depending on classification) of 6 tribes in our area, ~3200 spp. in ~280 genera worldwide, arranged into 12 tribes(1)
Size
rarely over 15 mm, most are less than 8 mm(1)
Range
worldwide and throughout NA(1)
Food
many feed on dung, some are detritivores, psammophiles, saprophages, inquilines with ants or termites, or may potentially be predators; adults with reduced mandibles are suspected to feed primarily on bacteria or yeast-rich fluids in dung or decaying materials(1)