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Genus Aphodius

colorful Dung Beetle - Aphodius fimetarius Moose dung beetle - Aphodius fimetarius Dung Beetle? - Aphodius fimetarius Aphodius from inside Pony dung - Aphodius pedellus beautiful little beetle - Aphodius pedellus I believe this is A. haemorrhoidalis? - Aphodius Coleoptera. Scarabaeidae. Aphodius pedellus - Aphodius Scarab with red elytra on deer dung - Aphodius fimetarius - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea
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 a dozen spp., all of Old World origin
the nomenclature of the two spp. present in our area has not yet been solved ―discussion(1)
Explanation of Names
Aphodius Illiger 1798
2 spp. (both adventive) in our area(2), 13 total
to separate our spp. see (2)
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