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Species Planolinellus vittatus

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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 Aphodiinae (Aphodiine Dung Beetles)
Tribe Aphodiini
Genus Planolinellus
Species vittatus (Planolinellus vittatus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Planolinellus vittatus (Say)
Orig. Comb: Aphodius vittatus Say 1825
Body length 3.2-4.4 mm (1)
black with reddish maculations on each elytron (1)
native to the Palaearctic, adventive and widespread in NA(2)
Life Cycle
Adults are surface dung generalists (1)