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Subfamily Scarabaeinae - Dung Beetles

Rainbow Scarab - Phanaeus igneus - male Rainbow Scarab - Phanaeus igneus - male Scrab beetle - Onthophagus orpheus Liatongus californicus (Horn) - Liatongus californicus Rolling dung ball - Canthon floridanus Gazelle Scarab, male? - Digitonthophagus gazella - male Scarab n Onthophagus - Onthophagus hecate Male P. vindex - Phanaeus vindex - male
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)
keys to MD spp. in (1)
Tribe ID detail
Works Cited
1.Illustrated keys to the Scarabaeinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of Maryland
Nemes S.N., Price D.L. 2015. Northeastern Naturalist 22: 318-344.