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Genus Aphodius

Aphodiine Dung Beetle - Aphodius fimetarius scarab - Aphodius fimetarius Dung Beetle? - Aphodius fimetarius Dung Beetle - Aphodius fimetarius Aphodius fimetarius from North Central TX - Aphodius fimetarius Coleoptera. Scarabaeidae. Aphodius pedellus - Aphodius Scarab with red elytra on deer dung - Aphodius fimetarius - male Scarab with red elytra on deer dung - Aphodius fimetarius - male
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 Aphodius
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
most genera of this tribe used to be treated as subgenera of the megadiverse Aphodius; as currently understood, Aphodius includes just about two dozen spp., all of Old World origin
Explanation of Names
Aphodius Illiger 1798
Numbers
2 spp. (both adventive) in our area, 23 spp. total