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Genus Psammodius

Psammodius basalis (Mulsant and Rey) - Psammodius basalis
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 Psammodiini
Genus Psammodius
Explanation of Names
Psammodius Fallén 1807
Numbers
3 spp. in our area (all adventive), 20 spp. total(1)
Range
native to Eurasia and Africa; 3 spp. introduced in ne. NA(1)
Remarks
possibly introduced with ship ballast(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.