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Species Chilothorax distinctus

Dung beetle - Chilothorax distinctus Beetle - Chilothorax distinctus Maculated Dung Beetle - Chilothorax distinctus Equine Beetle - Chilothorax distinctus Aphodius distinctus? - Chilothorax distinctus Aphodius distinctus - Chilothorax distinctus Dung beetle with patterned tan and black elytra - Chilothorax distinctus - male Scarab with patterned elytra on deer dung - Chilothorax distinctus
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 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