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Species Canthon viridis - Canthon (Glaphyrocanthon) viridis

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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 Deltochilini
Genus Canthon (Tumblebugs)
Species viridis (Canthon (Glaphyrocanthon) viridis)
Explanation of Names
Canthon viridis (Palisot de Beauvois 1805)
3.6‒4.7 mm(1)
two 'clypial teeth', color variable
e.NA (ON‒MA‒FL to NE‒TX) to n.S.America [map](2)(1)(3)(4)
wooded habitats; found perching on vegetation or in pitfalls baited with fungi, carrion, or feces(5)
our only representative of the subg. Glaphyrocanthon Martínez 1948
Works Cited
1.The Scarabaeoid Beetles of Nebraska
Brett C. Ratcliffe & M.J. Paulsen. 2008. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 22, 570 pp.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.
3.A Distributional Checklist of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida
4.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
5.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.