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Species Aphodius vittatus - Aphodius (Planolinellus) vittatus

Aphodius? - Aphodius vittatus Aphodius sp. - Aphodius vittatus Planolinellus vittatus (Say) - Aphodius vittatus - male Planolinellus vittatus - Aphodius vittatus
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 Aphodius
No Taxon (Subgenus Planolinellus)
Species vittatus (Aphodius (Planolinellus) vittatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Planolinellus vittatus (Say)
Orig. Comb: Aphodius vittatus Say 1825
Size
Body length 3.2-4.4 mm (1)
Identification
black with reddish maculations on each elytron (1)
Range
native to the Palaearctic, adventive and widespread in NA(2)
Life Cycle
Adults are surface dung generalists (1)