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Tribe Aegialiini

Scarab 4 - Aegialia Aegialia convexa Fall - Aegialia convexa Rhysothorax rufus (Fabicius) - Rhysothorax rufus Aegialia arenaria Aegialia arenaria Tiny Digging Beetle - Aegialia Aegialia opifex Caelius
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)