Saprosites

Belongs within: Aphodiinae. Saprosites is a cosmopolitan genus of aphodiine beetles with a cylindrical body, relatively large head and expanded mid and hind tibiae. <==Saprosites Redtenbacher 1858CW92 |–*S. peregrinus Redtenbacher 1858CW92 |–S. australis Petrovitz 1958CW92 |–S. castaneus Lea 1923CW92 |–S. clypealis Lea 1923CW92 |–S. mansuetus Blackburn 1904CW92 |–S. mendax (Blackburn 1892) [=Ataenius mendax]CW92 |–S. mesosternalis… Continue reading Saprosites

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Ataenius

Belongs within: Aphodiinae. Ataenius is a cosmopolitan genus of fairly generalised aphodiine beetles with a basal bead on the elytra. <==Ataenius Harold 1867CW92 |–*A. scutellaris Harold 1867CW92 |–A. angulatus Petrovitz 1964CW92 |–A. aphodioides Lea 1923CW92 |–A. asper Petrovitz 1975CW92 |–A. australis Harold 1875CW92 |–A. basiceps Lea 1923CW92 |–A. brevitarsis Petrovitz 1964CW92 |–A. chapini Hinton 1937H37… Continue reading Ataenius

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Aphodius (Podotenus)

Belongs within: Aphodiinae. The subgenus Podotenus of the genus Aphodius is an assemblage of aphodiine beetles found in Australia and South America that often have varicoloured elytra with alternately differentiated intervals. <==Aphodius (Podotenus Schmidt 1914) [incl. Trogaphodius Balthasar 1965]CW92 |–A. (P.) baldiensis Blackburn 1904CW92 |–A. (P.) callabonnensis Blackburn 1895CW92 |–A. (P.) erosus Erichson 1842CW92 |–A.… Continue reading Aphodius (Podotenus)

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Aphodiinae

Belongs within: Scarabaeidae.Contains: Ataenius, Saprosites, Rhyssemus, Aphodius (Podotenus). The Aphodiinae are a cosmopolitan group of mostly relatively small, elongate scarabaeids. Species of the tribe Aphodiini are mostly dung feeders and some have become very widespread in association with farmed livestock. Members of other tribes are commonly saprophagous (Cassis & Weir 1992). Characters (from Cassis & Weir… Continue reading Aphodiinae