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

See Moth submissions from National Moth Week 2023

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

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

Previous events


Species Euoniticellus intermedius

Oak Beetle - Euoniticellus intermedius Small scarabaeidae on cowdung - Euoniticellus intermedius - female Euoniticellus intermedius Reiche - Euoniticellus intermedius Euoniticellus - Euoniticellus intermedius Euoniticellus intermedius Reiche - Euoniticellus intermedius Bronze colored - Euoniticellus intermedius - male Female Bronze - Euoniticellus intermedius - female Euoniticellus intermedius? - Euoniticellus intermedius
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 Oniticellini
Genus Euoniticellus
Species intermedius (Euoniticellus intermedius)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euoniticellus intermedius (Reiche)
Orig. Comb: Oniticellus intermedius Reiche, 1849
males armed, color varies from straw to dark brown

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2011
s.CA to c.TX (Brazos R.) / Mex. to Costa Rica - Map (1)(2) (also s. Africa, Australia)
Intentionally introduced from Africa into Texas during the early 1970s for dung removal
Print References
Lailvaux, S.P., J. Hathway, J. Pomfret and R.J. Knell. 2005. Horn Size Predicts Physical Performance in the Beetle Euoniticellus intermedius (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). British Ecological Society 19(4): 632-639.
Works Cited
1.An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas.
Edward G. Riley & Charles S. Wolfe. 2003. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement. 37 pp.
2. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.