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Hornietus Stebnicka 2000
Hornietus Stebnicka 2000: 287.

Hornietus ventralis (Horn)
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Type species. Pleurophorus ventralis Horn 1887: 91, by original designation.

Diagnosis. Body length 3.8-4.0 mm, elongate, parallel-sided, flattened, black. Head and pronotum smooth. Elytra deeply striate; elytral interval 10 swollen apically, becoming lateral margin. Metasternum with patch of large deep punctures each side of middle. Abdominal sternites III-IV with deep medial cavities at base.
Distribution. Eastern North America.
Composition. Hornietus contains a single species.

Hornietus ventralis
(Horn 1887: 91) [Pleurophorus], E-USA, SE Canada.
                  = Ataenius braunarum Dury 1902: 154.
Life History. Reported to have been collected from logs associated with insect frass, leaf litter, in passalid beetle galleries in logs, and flying at dusk.
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.
Stebnicka, Z. T. 2000a. A new genus for Nearctic Pleurophorus ventralis Horn, 1887, with phylogenetic inferences (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae: Aphodiini). Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 43: 287‑29

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