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Species Onthophagus nuchicornis

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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 Scarabaeinae (Dung Beetles)
Tribe Onthophagini
Genus Onthophagus
Species nuchicornis (Onthophagus nuchicornis)
Explanation of Names
Onthophagus nuchicornis (Linnaeus 1758)
6.3-8.1 mm(1)
native to the Palaearctic (Europe to Mongolia(2); common), adventive and widespread in NA (most of so. Canada and n. US south to MD-MO-WA)(1)(3) [map]
accidentally introduced to North America prior to the 1840s(3)
Internet References
Fact sheet by K.D. Floate(4)