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Species Onthophagus coproides

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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 Scarabaeinae (Dung Beetles)
Tribe Onthophagini
Genus Onthophagus
Species coproides (Onthophagus coproides)
Explanation of Names
Onthophagus coproides Horn, 1881
Size
11-14 mm (1) (largest Nearctic sp. of Onthophagus)
Range
AZ-TX-NE-CO / n. Mex. (1), (Texas NSR per BugGuide data; not listed for TX in Riley & Wolfe (2003) (2))
Habitat
generally found in higher mountains (1)
Season
May-Aug (1),(BG data)
Life Cycle
nests in Thomomys, Cymomys, Geomys gopher and prairie dog burrows (1)
Works Cited
1.The Scarabaeoid Beetles of Nebraska
Brett C. Ratcliffe & M.J. Paulsen. 2008. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 22, 570 pp.
2.An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas.
Edward G. Riley & Charles S. Wolfe. 2003. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement. 37 pp.