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Species Chilothorax distinctus

Scarabaeidae - Aphodius? - Chilothorax distinctus Dung Beetle - Chilothorax distinctus Maculated Dung Beetle - Chilothorax distinctus Aphodius distinctus? - Chilothorax distinctus Aphodius distinctus - Chilothorax distinctus Aphodius distinctus - Chilothorax distinctus Dung beetle with patterned tan and black elytra - Chilothorax distinctus Melinopterus - Chilothorax distinctus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea
Family Scarabaeidae (Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Aphodiinae (Aphodiine Dung Beetles)
Tribe Aphodiini
Genus Chilothorax
Species distinctus (Chilothorax distinctus)
Other Common Names
Maculated Dung Beetle
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aphodius distinctus (O.F. Müller)
Orig. Comb: Scarabaeus distinctus O.F. Müller 1776
4.5-6.0 mm(1)
elytral spotting extremely variable(1)
native to Europe, adventive and now widespread in NA(1)
mostly spring and fall(1)
See Also
- Range: e. US
Aphodius serval Say
Internet References
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.Floate K. (2012) Dung insects