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Species Codocera gnatho

Uncommon ochodaeid - Codocera gnatho - male
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 Ochodaeidae (Sand-loving Scarab Beetles)
Genus Codocera
Species gnatho (Codocera gnatho)
Pronunciation
co-DOSS-er-a NATH-o
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Ochodaeus nimius Fall
Explanation of Names
Greek gnatho 'jaw': refers to the mandibles, that are longer in this species than in any other nearctic ochodaeid
Range
se. US (NM-CA) and n. Mexico(1)(2)(3)
Habitat
Sandy washes and dunes
Life Cycle
larvae unknown