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Genus Xeropsamobeus

Xeropsamobeus desertus (VanDyke) - Xeropsamobeus desertus Xeropsamobeus acerbus (Horn) - Xeropsamobeus acerbus Xeropsamobeus scabriceps (LeConte) - Xeropsamobeus scabriceps Xeropsamobeus ambiguus (Fall) - Xeropsamobeus ambiguus Xeropsamobeus asellus (Schmidt) - Xeropsamobeus asellus Xeropsamobeus scabriceps (LeConte) - Xeropsamobeus scabriceps Xeropsamobeus scabriceps (LeConte) - Xeropsamobeus scabriceps
Classification
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 Xeropsamobeus
Explanation of Names
Xeropsamobeus Saylor 1937
Numbers
10 spp. in the genus, all in our area(1)
Range
w. NA (all spp. but one southwestern)(1)
Habitat
sandy soil(1)
Remarks
detritivores, collected by sifting sandy soil or found walking on the surface of sand dunes; only X. desertus has been collected at light(1)
Works Cited
1.A Monograph of the Aphodiini Inhabiting the United States and Canada (Coleoptera:Scarabaeidae:Aphodiini)
Robert D. Gordon & Paul E. Skelley. 2007. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute.