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Species Onthophagus medorensis

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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 Scarabaeinae (Dung Beetles)
Tribe Onthophagini
Genus Onthophagus
Species medorensis (Onthophagus medorensis)
Explanation of Names
Onthophagus medorensis Brown 1929
Size
Male majors 6.8-8 mm, male minors 5.5-7 mm, females 4.9-7.7 mm(1)
Range
sc US (TX-LA-AR-KS)(2)(1)
Habitat
Most specimens taken in low, well-shaded sandy areas(1)
Print References
Brown W.J. (1929) Studies in the Scarabaeidae (III). Can. Entomol. 61: 204-214.
Hunter J.S., Fincher G.T., Lancaster J.L. (1991) Observations on the life history of Onthophagus medorensis. Southw. Entomol. 16: 205-213.
Works Cited
1.Scarab Beetles Of The Genus Onthophagus Latreille North Of Mexico
Henry F. Howden and Oscar L. Cartwright. 1963. Smithsonian Institution .
2.An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas.
Edward G. Riley & Charles S. Wolfe. 2003. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement. 37 pp.