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Species Ataenius stephani

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea
Family Scarabaeidae (Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Aphodiinae (Aphodiine Dung Beetles)
Tribe Eupariini
Genus Ataenius
No Taxon (strigatus species group)
Species stephani (Ataenius stephani)
Explanation of Names
Ataenius stephani Cartwright 1974
named in honor of Karl Stephan, who collected most specimens(1)
Size
4.8‒5.8 mm(1)
Range
CA‒AZ, TX, Mexico (Skelley 2008)(2)(3), spreading with sod used on golf courses (P.E. Skelley, pers.comm.)
Habitat
Once a rare riparian species, it is now a turf species on irrigated lawns (P.E. Skelley, pers.comm.)
Season
9.iv‒19.ix(1)