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Genus Geopsammodius

Geopsammodius hydropicus Geopsammodius Aegialia malkini - Geopsammodius relictillus Geopsammodius hydropicus (Horn) - Geopsammodius hydropicus Geopsammodius from dunes - Geopsammodius subpedalis Geopsammodius Geopsammodius relictillus Unknown tiny beetle - Geopsammodius
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 Scarabaeidae (Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Aphodiinae (Aphodiine Dung Beetles)
Tribe Psammodiini
Genus Geopsammodius
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in(1)
Explanation of Names
Geopsammodius Gordon & Pittino 1992
Numbers
9 spp. in our area, 11 spp. total(2)
Size
2.3-3.5 mm(2)
Range
se. US to Honduras & French Guiana(2)
Habitat
loose, windblown sand deposits, usually associated to coastal or prehistoric beaches, often near the roots of dune stabilizing plants(2)
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