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Species Aphodius pedellus

Habitus Dorsal - Aphodius pedellus Habitus Lateral - Aphodius pedellus
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 Aphodiinae (Aphodiine Dung Beetles)
Tribe Aphodiini
Genus Aphodius
No Taxon (Subgenus Aphodius)
Species pedellus (Aphodius pedellus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
used to be treated as a synonym of A. fimetarius
Explanation of Names
Aphodius pedellus (De Geer 1774)
Range
native to Europe, adventive in NA
Remarks
history & distribution details (both within its native range and in NA) still uncertain, because this sp. was until quite recently confused with A. fimetarius