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Species Germarostes aphodioides

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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 Hybosoridae (Scavenger Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Ceratocanthinae (Pill Scarab Beetles)
Genus Germarostes
Species aphodioides (Germarostes aphodioides)
Explanation of Names
Germarostes aphodioides (Illiger 1800)
Size
3.8-6.0 mm(1)
Range
se US to NE, south to S. America(1)
Habitat
eastern deciduous forest, common under bark; comes to lights
Works Cited
1.The Scarabaeoid Beetles of Nebraska
Brett C. Ratcliffe & M.J. Paulsen. 2008. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 22, 570 pp.