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Species Pleurophorus caesus

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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 Pleurophorus
Species caesus (Pleurophorus caesus)
Explanation of Names
Pleurophorus caesus Panzer 1796
Latin caesus 'cut down'(1)
native to w. Palaearctic (map), adventive elsewhere, incl. the New World (Canada to Chile)(2)(3)
larvae in the top soil layer under decaying plant material, manure, compost(3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Composition of scientific words
Brown R.W. 1956. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 882 pp.
2.Scarabaeoidea of southern South America
3.Coleoptera Poloniae