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Species Euoniticellus intermedius

Oak Beetle - Euoniticellus intermedius Small scarabaeidae on cowdung - Euoniticellus intermedius - male Small scarabaeidae on cowdung - Euoniticellus intermedius - female Euoniticellus intermedius - male Euoniticellus intermedius Reiche - Euoniticellus intermedius introduced dung beetle - Euoniticellus intermedius Female Bronze - Euoniticellus intermedius - female Female Bronze - Euoniticellus intermedius - female
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 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
Identification
males armed, color varies from straw to dark brown

Det. M. A. Quinn, 2011
Range
CA to c. TX, FL / Mex. (1)(2) (also Africa, Australia)
Food
dung
Remarks
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.