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Photo#375122
Dung beetle? - Melanocanthon

Dung beetle? - Melanocanthon
Archbold Biological Station - Lake Placid, Highlands County, Florida, USA
September 7, 2009
Size: 15mm roughly
I believe this is some kind of dung beetle? I don't photograph too many beetles so I hesitate to even move it down that far in the taxonomy tree.

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Dung beetle? - Melanocanthon Dung beetle? - Melanocanthon Dung beetle? - Melanocanthon

Moved
Moved from Tumblebugs.

If...
this is Canthon, then it is Canthon (Boreocanthon) probus (being from FL). However, due to the angle or focus, I cannot tell if there are one or two spurs on the hind legs. If two, then this could be one of three species of Melanocanthon in FL. Neither, the subgenera Canthon and Glaphyrocanthon, nor the genus Pseudocanthon, have four clypeal teeth.

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

yup; Canthon, i suppose -- others will come up with a sp. name
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