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Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Tribe Aegialiini

A. strigatus? - Aegialia Scarab 4 - Aegialia Aegialia spinosa Gordon and Cartwright - Aegialia spinosa Caelius browni (Saylor) - Caelius - male Aegialia crescenta Tiny Digging Beetle - Aegialia Beetle - Aegialia Aegialia opifex
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 Aegialiini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
used to be treated as a subfamily Aegialiinae
33 spp. in 5 genera in our area, ~65 spp. in 8 genera worldwide(1)
most are <5 mm(1)
New World fauna reviewed in(2)
Primarily boreal, with a few members in Australia and so. S. America(1)
psammophiles or detritivores in leaf litter(1)