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Aphodine Scarab 1 - Diapterna

Aphodine Scarab 1 - Diapterna
Pine Lake, Alberta, Canada
May 23, 2009
Size: 7 mm
Sweepnetted from tall grass near lake margin; Can't find a match on the guide so far :-/

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Aphodine Scarab 1 - Diapterna Aphodine Scarab 1 - Diapterna Aphodine Scarab 1 - Diapterna

Moved
Moved from Subgenus Diapterna.

from Paul Skelley:
"Diapterna sp. I think there are some species problems here, and a couple have radical color pattern differences across the range. If I had to guess, it would be D. omissa."

Moved
Moved from Aphodius.

i like this one -- pls add a lateral, would you?
[w/head to the left :]

 
Any news yet on the id? Will
Any news yet on the id? Will move to genus for now.

 
Subgenus/genus Diapterna
as keyed from U. of Nebraska's New World scarab website; 6 species in the genus, 5 of them in AB as from this checklist (under Aphodius). Diagnostic characters- spinules on metatibia apex unequal in length, punctures on pronotum irregularly spaced, colour mainly black with various yellow markings.

 
Lateral view added
though it's facing right (bug is pointed on left)

 
Magic
!

 
thanks :-)
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