Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 BugGuide Gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Species Canthon simplex - Canthon (Boreocanthon) simplex

Canthon simplex militaris - Canthon simplex Ron's First Dung Beetle - Canthon simplex Close-up from Cristian - Canthon simplex Dung Beetle 3b - Canthon simplex Dung Beetle 1b - Canthon simplex  Tumblebug Genus Canthon? - Canthon simplex 9061679 dung b - Canthon simplex
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 Canthonini
Genus Canthon (Tumblebugs)
No Taxon (subgenus Boreocanthon)
Species simplex (Canthon (Boreocanthon) simplex)
The quadridentate clypeus is diagnostic for subgenus, more obvious on other sp.

pronotal hypomeron beneath the anterior pronotal angle, simplex lacks a tubercle there/puncticollis has the tubercle.
western US
spring and winter