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Species Pleurophorus caesus

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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 Pleurophorus
Species caesus (Pleurophorus caesus)
Explanation of Names
Pleurophorus caesus (Creutzer in Panzer 1796)
caesus 'scarred'
Size
2.5-3.2 mm(1)
Range
native to w. Palaearctic (map), adventive elsewhere, incl. the New World (Canada to Chile)(2)(3)
Habitat
larvae in the top soil layer under decaying plant material, manure, compost(3)
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