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Subfamily Scarabaeinae - Dung Beetles

Onthophagus orpheus ? - Onthophagus orpheus Vigilant Tumblebug - Canthon vigilans Tumblebug - Canthon Onthophagini? - Digitonthophagus gazella Coleoptera - Onthophagus Dung beetle - Phanaeus Rainbow Scarab - Phanaeus vindex  - Phanaeus Copris minutus
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.