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Dialytellus Brown 1929
Dialytellus Brown 1929: 211

Dialytellus dialytoides (Fall)
Photo by P. Skelley.
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Type species. Aphodius humeralis LeConte 1878: 459, by original designation.

Diagnosis. Body length 3.2-4.6 mm, elongate, robust, dark brown to black. Lateral margin of pronotum emarginate at base. Elytral humerus dentate.
Distribution. Northeastern North America.
Composition. Dialytellus contains 2 species.

Dialytellus dialytoides (Fall 1907: 247) [Aphodius], SE-Canada, NE-USA.
Dialytellus tragicus Schmidt 1916: 97, SE-Canada, NE-USA.
                  = Aphodius humeralis LeConte 1878: 459 [not Aphodius
                  haemorrhoidalis var. humeralis Mulsant 1842].
                  = Aphodius lecontei Balthasar 1941: 93 [unnecessary
                  replacement name].
Life History. Rarely collected, adults have been found on deer dung. Some evidence indicates they may also feed on rotting fungus.
Larvae. Unknown.

Gordon, R. D., and P. E. Skelley. 2007. A monograph of the Aphodiini inhabiting the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 79: 580 pp.

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