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Otophorus Mulsant 1842
Otophorus Mulsant 1842: 172.

Otophorus haemorrhoidalis (Linnaeus)
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Type species. Scarabaeus haemorrhoidalis Linnaeus 1758: 348, by monotypy.

Diagnosis. Body length 4.1-5.4 mm, elongate, robust, black, often with red elytral apices. Pronotum with fine and coarse puncture, coarse punctures evenly distributed and widely scattered. Scutellum large, triangular. Metatibial apical spinules short, equal in length.
Distribution. Palearctic, introduced in North America and Mexico.
Composition. Otophorus contains a single species.

Otophorus haemorrhoidalis
(Linnaeus 1758: 348) [Scarabaeus], Palearctic; N.Amer. and Mexico (introduced).
                  = Aphodius crudus Schmidt 1916: 97.
                  = Aphodius humeralis Mulsant 1842: 174.
                  = Aphodius rubidus Mulsant 1842: 174.
                  = Scarabaeus sanguinolentus Herbst 1793: 6.
Life History. Adults show preference for bovine dung.
Larvae. The larva of O. haemorrhoidalis is described in Ritcher (1966).

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 p.
Ritcher, P.O. 1966. White grubs and their allies: A study of North American scarabaeoid larvae. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, Oregon. Studies in Entomology 4: 219 pp.

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