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Genus Onthophilus

Histerid - Onthophilus pluricostatus Onthophilus sp. - Onthophilus lecontei Onthophilus sp. - Onthophilus lecontei Onthophilus sp - Onthophilus Onthophilus sp - Onthophilus alternatus Onthophilus lecontei Onthophilus nodatus J.E. LeConte 1844 - Onthophilus nodatus Onthophilus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Staphyliniformia)
Superfamily Hydrophiloidea
Family Histeridae (Clown Beetles)
Subfamily Onthophilinae
Genus Onthophilus
Explanation of Names
Onthophilus Leach 1817
16 spp. in our area(1), ~40 total
much of the Holarctic Region
some are obligate and specialized inhabitant of rodent burrows, other occur in various situations typical for histerids (dung, carrion, tree wounds, rotten fungi, etc.)(1)
adult activity and reproduction coincides with cooler season(1)
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.