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Tribe Psammodiini

Scarab - Neopsammodius interruptus Neopsammodius quinqueplicatus Neopsammodius quinqueplicatus Rhyssemus Very Small Beetle - Platytomus Very Small Beetle - Platytomus Very Small Beetle - Platytomus Scarab - Neopsammodius quinqueplicatus
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 Psammodiini
Explanation of Names
Psammodiini Mulsant 1842
close to 50 spp. in 11 genera in our area, ~400 spp. in ~26 genera worldwide(1)
our fauna:
Geopsammodius Gordon and Pittino 1992
Geopsammodius hydropicus (Horn 1887) Type
Geopsammodius relictillus (Deyrup and Woodruff 1991)
Geopsammodius atlantida Skelley 2006
Geopsammodius fuscus Skelley 2006
Geopsammodius morrisi Skelley 2006
Geopsammodius ohoopee Skelley 2006
Geopsammodius subpedalis Skelley 2006
Geopsammodius withlacoochee Skelley 2006

Leiopsammodius Rakovic 1981
Leiopsammodius acei Harpootlian, Gordon, and Woodruff 2000
Leiopsammodius deyrupi Harpootlian, Gordon, and Woodruff 2000
Leiopsammodius malkini (Cartwright 1946) - Florida endemic
Leiopsammodius ocmulgeei Harpootlian, Gordon, and Woodruff 2000

Neopsammodius Rakovic 1986
Neopsammodius blandus (Fall 1932)
Neopsammodius interruptus (Say 1835)
Neopsammodius mimeticus (Fall 1932)
Neopsammodius quinqueplicatus (Horn 1871) Type
Neopsammodius saltilloensis (Cartwright 1955)
Neopsammodius werneri (Cartwright 1955)

Odontopsammodius Gordon and Pittino 1992
Odontopsammodius armaticeps (Fall 1932)
Odontopsammodius cruentus (Harold 1867)
= Psammodius shermani Cartwright 1946 status TBD

Parapsammodius Verdú, Stebnicka and Galante 2006
Parapsammodius bidens (Horn 1871); E USA Type
Parapsammodius puncticollis (LeConte 1858); S-USA, Mexico Type
=Ataenius inops Horn 1887 Type

Platytomus Mulsant 1842
Platytomus atlanticus (Cartwright 1948)
Platytomus caelicollis (Cartwright 1948)
Platytomus longulus (Cartwright 1948)
Platytomus micros (Bates 1887)
Platytomus notialis (Cartwright 1948)
Platytomus parvulus (Chevrolat 1864)
Platytomus tibialis (Fabricius 1798)

Pleurophorus Mulsant 1842
Pleurophorus caesus (Creutzer 1796) cosmopolitan

Psammodius Fallén 1807
=Psammobius Heer 1841
Psammodius basalis (Mulsant and Rey 1869)
Psammodius laevipennis Costa 1844 Type
Psammodius pierottii Pittino 1979

Rhyssemus Mulsant 1842
Rhyssemus brownwoodi Gordon and Cartwright 1980
Rhyssemus californicus Horn 1871 Type
Rhyssemus germanus (Linnaeus 1767)
Rhyssemus neglectus Brown 1929
Rhyssemus scaber Haldeman 1848 Type
Rhyssemus sonatus LeConte 1881 Type

Tesarius Rakovic 1981
Tesarius caelatus (LeConte 1857) Type
Tesarius doyeni (Cartwright 1977)
Tesarius mcclayi (Cartwright 1955)
Tesarius oregonensis (Cartwright 1955)

Trichiorhyssemus Clouët 1901
Trichiorhyssemus alternatus Hinton 1938
Trichiorhyssemus cristatellus (Bates 1887)
Trichiorhyssemus riparius (Horn 1871) Type
mostly small
Clypeus granulate or tuberculate, pronotum typically with distinct transverse rows of punctures and/or grooves, hind tarsomeres [esp. 1] usually obviously triangular.
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