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Genus Dialytes

cowling-pronotum beetle - Dialytes striatulus Dialytes ulkei Dung Beetle - Dialytes truncatus scarab - Dialytes ulkei Beetle - Dialytes truncatus Beetle - Dialytes striatulus Unknown Scarab - Dialytes ulkei Pennsylvania Beetle for ID - Dialytes ulkei
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 Dialytes
Explanation of Names
Dialytes Harold 1869
Numbers
4 spp., all in our area(1): D. criddlei n. central US/Canada; D. striatulus e. NA south to GA; D. truncatus and D. ulkei e. NA south to at least SC
Identification
Aphodiine; Foretibia with teeth obsolete [one small tooth at insertion of tarsi] and pronotum with basal angles obliterated.
three eastern species illustrated in(2)
Range
precinctive to e. NA(1)
Season
Cold-adapted
Food
Dung
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.
2.Scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of South Carolina
Phillip J. Harpootlian. 2001. Clemson University Public Service.