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Species Aphodius distinctus - Maculated Dung Beetle

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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 Scarabaeidae (Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Aphodiinae (Aphodiine Dung Beetles)
Tribe Aphodiini
Genus Aphodius
No Taxon (Subgenus Chilothorax)
Species distinctus (Maculated Dung Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aphodius distinctus (O.F. Müller)
Orig. Comb: Scarabaeus distinctus O.F. Müller 1776
Size
4.5-6.0 mm(1)
Identification
elytral spotting extremely variable(1)
Range
native to Europe, adventive and now widespread in NA(1)
Season
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