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Species Ataenius imbricatus

Dung Beetle - Ataenius imbricatus Ataenius imbricatus Aphodiine Dung Beetle - Ataenius imbricatus Coleoptera - Ataenius imbricatus Aphodinae? - Ataenius imbricatus Aphodinae 2 - Ataenius imbricatus Istachatta-0BG.J.1966.04 - Ataenius imbricatus aphodiine dung beetle - Ataenius imbricatus
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 Eupariini
Genus Ataenius
Species imbricatus (Ataenius imbricatus)
Explanation of Names
Ataenius imbricatus (Melsheimer)
Orig. Comb: Aphodius imbricatus Melsheimer, 1846
3.3-4.3 mm(1)

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2012
e. US, Ont. (NH-FL to MN-TX) south to Argentina / W. Indies - Map (1)(2)(3)(4), common in TX
Biology not well known (1)
Frequent at lights (1)
Works Cited
1.The Scarabaeoid Beetles of Nebraska
Brett C. Ratcliffe & M.J. Paulsen. 2008. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 22, 570 pp.
2.An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas.
Edward G. Riley & Charles S. Wolfe. 2003. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement. 37 pp.
3. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
4.Ataenius, Aphotaenius, and Pseudataenius of the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae)
Oscar L. Cartwright. 1974. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, No. 154.