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Genus Diapterna

Aphodine Scarab 1 - Diapterna Aphodine Scarab 1 - Diapterna Scarab-ish beetle on grass - Diapterna Dung beetle? with rather large scutellum. - Diapterna Dung beetle? with rather large scutellum. - Diapterna Diapterna pinguella Aphodiine Dung Beetle - Diapterna Aphodiine Dung Beetle - Diapterna
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 Aphodiinae (Aphodiine Dung Beetles)
Tribe Aphodiini
Genus Diapterna
Explanation of Names
Diapterna Horn 1887
Numbers
5 spp. in our area (1)
Remarks
Diapterna dugesi (the only spp. not in the US) lives in detritus piles of leaf cutter ants (Atta sp.).
Works Cited
1.A Monograph of the Aphodiini Inhabiting the United States and Canada (Coleoptera:Scarabaeidae:Aphodiini)
Robert D. Gordon & Paul E. Skelley. 2007. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute.