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Genus Melanocanthon

Dung Beetle - Melanocanthon nigricornis Melanocanthon sp. - Melanocanthon 1004W01 - Melanocanthon nigricornis Dung Beetle - Melanocanthon Beetle for ID - Melanocanthon Melanocanthon? - Melanocanthon bispinatus Roundish, dark beetle - Melanocanthon nigricornis Canthon? - Melanocanthon nigricornis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea
Family Scarabaeidae (Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Scarabaeinae (Dung Beetles)
Tribe Deltochilini
Genus Melanocanthon
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
reviewed in (1)
Explanation of Names
Melanocanthon Halffter 1958 ‒more on author
Numbers
5 spp., all in our area(1)
Size
5‒10 mm(1)
Identification
The combination of quadridentate clypeus and 2 metatibial spurs is unique among the Scarabaeinae
  
Range
Great Lakes region of Ontario to n Mexico; in our area:(1)
M. bispinatus CT‒FL to MI‒MS
M. granulifer c.TX
M. nigricornis WI‒TX to CO
M. punctaticollis peninsular FL north of the Everglades
M. vulturnus s.SC‒FL
Habitat
open conifer and broadleaf habitats with sandy substrate(1)
Food
fungi, excrement of many origins, decomposing fruit and carrion(1)