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Maculaphodius Gordon and Skelley 2007
Maculaphodius Gordon and Skelley 2007: 247.

Maculaphodius conspersus (Horn)
Photo by P. Skelley.
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Type species. Aphodius conspersus Horn 1887: 9, by original designation.

Diagnosis. Body length 3.8-5.0 mm, elongate, somewhat flattened, dark brown to black, elytra frequently speckled with pale brown spots. Head smooth. Clypeal margin with 4 anterior teeth. Pronotum with basal marginal line. Scutellum triangular. Metatibial apical spinules short, equal in length.
Distribution. Western North America.
Composition. Maculaphodius contains a single species.

Maculaphodius conspersus
(Horn 1887: 9) [Aphodius], CA,OR-USA.
Life History. Maculaphodius appears to prefer deer dung in shaded, riparian situations.

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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