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For the United States & Canada

Species Copris fricator

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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 Copris
Species fricator (Copris fricator)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scarabaeus tullius Olivier 1789
Copris tullius Olivier 1789
Copris anaglypticus Say 1823
Copris indicus Gillet 1910
Copris cartwrighti Robinson 1941 (syn. in (1))
Explanation of Names
Copris fricator (Fabricius)
e US to SD & TX (2)
Works Cited
1.Scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of South Carolina
Phillip J. Harpootlian. 2001. Clemson University Public Service.
2.The Scarabaeoid Beetles of Nebraska
Brett C. Ratcliffe & M.J. Paulsen. 2008. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 22, 570 pp.