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Subfamily Bolboceratinae

Reddish brown dung beetle - Bolbocerastes imperialis Bolbo - Bolborhombus sallei Beetle - Bolbocerosoma farctum dung beetle - Odonteus Bolbocerosoma pusillum Dawson and McColloch - Bolbocerosoma pusillum Bolbocerosoma farctum? - Bolbocerosoma farctum Beetle - Bolbocerosoma bruneri Clay Colored Beetle? - Bolbocerosoma bruneri
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 Geotrupidae (Earth-Boring Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Bolboceratinae
Explanation of Names
From Bolboceras (a junior synonym of Odonteus), 'bulbous horn'
Numbers
ca. 40 spp. in 7 genera in our area, >300 spp. in 13 genera total(1)
Identification
antennae with 11 segments, last 3 forming a club; eyes partially or completely divided by a canthus
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Range
worldwide, incl. most of our area(1)
Food
adults feed on fungi; larvae of some genera (Eucanthus, Bolboceras, Bolbocerosoma), on fine humus formed into a brood ball(1)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.Biology and taxonomy of North American beetles of the subfamily Geotrupinae, with revisions of the genera....
H.F. Howden. 1955. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 104(3342): 151-319, plates 1-18.
3.Scarabaeid beetles of the genus Bradycinetulus and closely related genera in the United States
O. L. Cartwright. 1953. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, Washington Vol. 103, No. 3318: 95-120.