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Strigodius Gordon and Skelley 2007
Strigodius Gordon and Skelley 2007: 237.

Strigodius robinsoni (Cartwright)
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Type species. Aphodius robinsoni Cartwright 1939: 359, by original designation.

Diagnosis. Body length 3.5-4.3 mm, elongate, somewhat flattened, black. Head smooth, frontal suture obsolete, lacking tubercles. Clypeus with acute tooth each side of median emargination. Head and pronotum with coarse, nearly contiguous punctures; dorsal surface dull. Elytra with intervals sharply multiply carinate. Metatibial apical spinules short, equal in length. Paramere of male with long, narrow dorsal appendage.
Distribution. Eastern North America.
Composition. Strigodius contains a single species.

robinsoni (Cartwright 1939: 359) [Aphodius], E-USA.
Life History. Strigodius is a deer dung feeder.
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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