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Species Onthophagus nuchicornis

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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 nuchicornis (Onthophagus nuchicornis)
Explanation of Names
Onthophagus nuchicornis (Linnaeus 1758)
Numbers
6.3-8.1 mm(1)
Range
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]
Remarks
accidentally introduced to North America prior to the 1840s(3)
Internet References
Fact sheet by K.D. Floate(4)