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Species Melanocanthon nigricornis

Dung Beetle - Melanocanthon nigricornis Melanocanthon nigricornis - Dung Beetle - Melanocanthon nigricornis - male - female Dung Beetle Carrying a Cricket - Melanocanthon nigricornis 1004W01 - Melanocanthon nigricornis 1004W01 - Melanocanthon nigricornis Scarabaeidae, ventral - Melanocanthon nigricornis Scarabaeidae, hind leg - Melanocanthon nigricornis Roundish, dark beetle - Melanocanthon nigricornis
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 Melanocanthon
Species nigricornis (Melanocanthon nigricornis)
Explanation of Names
Melanocanthon nigricornis (Say, 1823)
6.5-8.7 mm (1)
Great Plains (WI-CO-LA-TX; Nuevo Leon) - Map (2)(3)
BG records east of WI, IL may be incorrect
can be locally abundant in sandy areas (1)
mostly May-Aug in NE (1)
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.Taxonomic review of the North American dung beetle genus Melanocanthon Halffter, 1958
Edmonds, W.D. 2023. Insecta Mundi.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)