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Dialytodius Gordon and Skelley 2007
Dialytodius Gordon and Skelley 2007: 239.

Dialytodius decipiens (Horn)
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Type species. Aphodius decipiens Horn 1887: 28, by original designation.

Diagnosis. Body length 8-5.0 mm, elongate, weakly flattened, brown to dark brown. Pronotum densely, coarsely punctured. Elytral intervals distinctly convex to tectiform, some with minute setae.
Distribution. Northwestern North America.
Composition. Dialytodius contains 4 species.

Dialytodius carri
(Brown 1929: 89) [Aphodius], NW-USA, SW-Canada.
Dialytodius decipiens (Horn 1887: 28) [Aphodius], NW-USA, Alberta-Canada.
Dialytodius olympicus Gordon and Skelley 2007: 243, WA-USA.
Dialytodius rogersi (Hatch 1971: 449) [Aphodius], NW-USA, BC-Canada.
Life History. Rarely collected, members of Dialytodius appear to be rodent associates, possibly rodent dung generalists. Known hosts include pocket gophers, marmots, and prairie dogs.
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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Author: Paul Skelley

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