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Species Otophorus haemorrhoidalis

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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 Aphodiinae (Aphodiine Dung Beetles)
Tribe Aphodiini
Genus Otophorus
Species haemorrhoidalis (Otophorus haemorrhoidalis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aphodius haemorrhoidalis (Linnaeus)
Orig. Comb: Scarabaeus haemorrhoidalis Linnaeus 1758
Size
3-5 mm.
Identification
large scutellum, elytra usually with apical red patch

Det. P. Skelley
Range
adventive; N. Amer. & Mex. (1). From Europe
Food
generalist dung
Internet References
[url=http://www.thewcg.org.uk/scarabaeidae/0006G.htm]UK Scarabeidae;/url]