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Genus Onthophilus

Histerid - Onthophilus pluricostatus Histerid - Onthophilus pluricostatus Histerid - Onthophilus intermixtus Onthophilus sp. - Onthophilus lecontei Onthophilus... - Onthophilus nodatus Onthophilus alternatus (Say 1825) - Onthophilus alternatus Onthophilus Onthophilus
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)
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Hydrophiloidea (Water Scavenger and Clown Beetles)
Family Histeridae (Clown Beetles)
Subfamily Onthophilinae
Genus Onthophilus
Explanation of Names
Onthophilus Leach 1817
Numbers
16 spp. in our area(1), ~40 total
Range
much of the Holarctic Region
Habitat
some are obligate and specialized inhabitant of rodent burrows, other occur in various situations typical for histerids (dung, carrion, tree wounds, roteen fungi, etc.)(1)
Season
adult activity and reproduction coincides with cooler season(1)
Remarks
adults are filter feeders(1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.). 2000. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.