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Species Aphodius stercorosus - Aphodius (Blackburneus) stercorosus

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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 Aphodius
No Taxon (Subgenus Blackburneus)
Species stercorosus (Aphodius (Blackburneus) stercorosus)
Explanation of Names
Aphodius stercorosus Melsheimer 1844
stercorosus = 'related to dung, manure'
se. Canada & e. US west to NE-TX(1)
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Works Cited
1.The Scarabaeoid Beetles of Nebraska
Brett C. Ratcliffe & M.J. Paulsen. 2008. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 22, 570 pp.