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Dialytes Harold 1869
Dialytes Harold 1869: 101.

Dialytes striatulus (Say )
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Type species. Trox striatulus Say 1825: 192, by subsequent designation.

Diagnosis. Body length 3.2-6.8 mm, elongate, robust, dark brown to black. Elytral humerus dentate, intervals carinate or flat. Protibia with apical tooth close to tarsal insertion, projecting forward, parallel with tibial axis.
Distribution. Eastern North America.
Composition. Dialytes contains 4 species.

Dialytes criddlei
Brown 1929: 210, Manitoba-Canada, N-central US.
Dialytes striatulus (Say 1825: 192) [Trox], NE-N.America.
                  = Rhyssemus cribrosus LeConte 1850: 255.
Dialytes truncatus (Melsheimer 1844: 185) [Aphodius], NE-N.America.
                  = Aphodius corvinus Haldeman 1848: 104 [not Aphodius
                  corvinus Erichson 1848].
Dialytes ulkei Horn 1875: 141, NE-N.America.
Life History. All species are deer dung specialists in woodlands or riparian areas.
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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