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Species Mycotrupes retusus - Sandhills Earth Boring Scarab Beetle

Mycotrupes retusus - female Mycotrupes retusus - female Mycotrupes retusus - female Mycotrupes retusus - male Mycotrupes retusus - male Mycotrupes retusus - female Mycotrupes retusus - female Mycotrupes retusus - female
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 Geotrupidae (Earth-Boring Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Geotrupinae
Genus Mycotrupes
Species retusus (Sandhills Earth Boring Scarab Beetle)
Explanation of Names
from retundo, retusus means dull.
Range
South Carolina endemic
Habitat
Sandhills
Season
Fall-Spring
Food
Detritus, Leaves
Life Cycle
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