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Species Ateuchus lecontei

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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 Scarabaeinae (Dung Beetles)
Tribe Ateuchini
Genus Ateuchus
Species lecontei (Ateuchus lecontei)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ateuchus lecontei (Harold)
Orig. Comb: Choeridium lecontei Harold, 1868
Numbers
4 spp. n. of Mex. (Génier 2000)
Identification

base of the pronotum does not descend below the level of the base of the elytra
Range
se US (TX-FL-NC-OK) - Map (1)(2)
Habitat
Extremely common in FL in a variety of situations. (3)
Life Cycle
Most abundant at lights and in cow dung. (3)
Remarks
Practically nothing has been published on the habits of this sp. (3)
See Also

base of the pronotum descends below the level of the base of the elytra, making this A. histeroides.
Det. Michael C. Thomas, 2010


Ateuchus histeroides Weber
Det. E. G. Riley, 2012
Print References
Génier, F. 2000. A New North American Ateuchus Weber (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 54(3): 341-346. (JSTOR)
Harold, E. von. 1868. Monographie der Gattung Canthon. Berliner Entomologische Zeitschrift l2: l-144.
Works Cited
1. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
3.The Scarab Beetles of Florida
Robert Woodruff. 1973. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.