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Species Onthophagus orpheus

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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 Scarabaeinae (Dung Beetles)
Tribe Onthophagini
Genus Onthophagus
Species orpheus (Onthophagus orpheus)
Explanation of Names
Onthophagus orpheus (Panzer 1794)
Orpheus, a mythological musician, usually portrayed with a lyre; the name may refer to the shape of the pronotal horn:
Numbers
2 subspp.(1)
Size
5-9 mm(1)
Range
e NA (QC-FL to SK-TX)(1)(2)
Habitat
in dung/feces & mammal burrows/nests(1)
Season
Mar-Sep(1)
Works Cited
1.The Scarabaeoid Beetles of Nebraska
Brett C. Ratcliffe & M.J. Paulsen. 2008. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 22, 570 pp.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.