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ventral views, dark-sutured aphodiine dung beetle - Aphodius lividus

ventral views, dark-sutured aphodiine dung beetle - Aphodius lividus
Mesilla Park, Dona Ana County, New Mexico, USA
August 18, 2006
Size: about 4 mm
I think this is my only image of the lamellae extended for any of these aphodiine dung beetles.

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ventral views, dark-sutured aphodiine dung beetle - Aphodius lividus ventral views, dark-sutured aphodiine dung beetle - Aphodius lividus

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Aphodius almost certainly lividus
There is a decent list of NM beetles - several Aphodius spp. are listed, many of which also occur in the east. Just off the cuff, I'd say A. lividus - one of those generalist dung beetles spread over most of the world now. That color is quite diagnostic.

 
Thanks, Phillip.
I had an inkling I might hear from you on this one :-)

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