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Genus Dichotomius

Dichotomius colonicus? - Dichotomius colonicus Dichotomius carolinus? - Dichotomius carolinus unknown insect - Dichotomius carolinus Unknown beetle - Dichotomius carolinus Beetle found in parking lot in Spring Texas, USA. Maybe a in the genus Onthophagus? - Dichotomius carolinus Dichotomius colonicus Dung Beetle - Dichotomius carolinus? - Dichotomius carolinus beetle - Dichotomius carolinus
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 Scarabaeinae (Dung Beetles)
Tribe Coprini
Genus Dichotomius
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
= Homocopris Burmeister 1842
= Pinotus Erichson 1847
= Brachycopris Haldeman 1848
sometimes placed in the tribe Dichotomini
Explanation of Names
Dichotomius Hope 1838
'split in two'
2 spp. in our area
20-30 mm
D. carolinus throughout e NA, D. colonicus sw US