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Species Bradycinetulus ferrugineus

Bradycinetulus ferrugineus - male Bradycinetulus ferrugineus - male - female Bradycinetulus ferrugineus - male Dung beetle - Bradycinetulus ferrugineus - male Bradycinetulus - Bradycinetulus ferrugineus - male Bradycinetulus - Bradycinetulus ferrugineus - male Bradycinetulus ferrugineus - female Bradycinetulus ferrugineus - female
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 Geotrupidae (Earth-Boring Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Bolboceratinae
Genus Bradycinetulus
Species ferrugineus (Bradycinetulus ferrugineus)
Explanation of Names
ferrugineus is Latin for "rusty"
Range
SE Virginia, through Florida and Mississippi
Habitat
Deep sand locales
Season
In SC, most often seen in May-June and again in late August-September - after a good rain
Food
Presumably detritus
Remarks
Purportedly attracted to light, but I can't confirm that. On the other hand, I've dug up MANY in burrows that are often 2-3 feet deep. Can be locally very abundant.
P.H.