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Species Neochodaeus frontalis

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea
Family Ochodaeidae (Sand-loving Scarab Beetles)
Genus Neochodaeus
Species frontalis (Neochodaeus frontalis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ochodaeus frontalis LeConte 1863, Ochodaeus complex LeConte 1868
Explanation of Names
Neochodaeus frontalis (LeConte)
'frontalis' refers to the modified frons (armed with a tubercle)
Identification
Frontal tubercle on head behind anterior margin (not on margin); hind femur with large tooth near apex.
Range
SC-FL to OK-NM(1)
See Also
Very similar to N. repandus from sw. US, which has the front side of the frontal tubercle on the anterior margin of the head.
Print References
Carlson D.C. 1975. Taxonomic characters of the genus Ochodaeus Serville with descriptions of two new species in the O. pectoralis LeConte species complex (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 74: 49-65.
Works Cited
1.Scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of South Carolina
Phillip J. Harpootlian. 2001. Clemson University Public Service.