Onthophagus

Onthophagus

 

the largest genus of dung beetles of thefamily Scarabaeidae. The males usually have horns or out-growths on the head and often on the pronotum. There areapproximately 1, 500 species. They are found chiefly in the trop-ics; there are about 60 species in the USSR. They dig littleburrows and fill them with dung; the larvae develop in theseburrows. Onthophagus are beneficial as cleaners of the environ-ment and participants in soil formation. Some species are theintermediate hosts of a number of helminths that parasitizedomestic animals.

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In Van Diemen's Land, however, I found four species of Onthophagus, two of Aphodius, and one of a third genus, very abundantly under the dung of cows; yet these latter animals had been then introduced only thirty-three years.
The genus Onthophagus Latreille (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) is the most diverse genus of Scarabaeoidea as well as one of the larger genera of Coleoptera.
Females of the species Onthophagus sagittarius who have heftier horns win control of more dung and can lay more dung-encased eggs, say Nicola Watson and Leigh Simmons of the University of Western Australia in Crawley.
Washington, March 24 (ANI): Scientists have finally achieved success in finding the world's strongest insect, a species of dung beetle called Onthophagus taurus.
Silpha inaequalis was captured most often during the winter and Onthophagus hecate was captured most often during the summer.
Six species (Copris minutus, Onthophagus hecate, Canthon bispinatus, Geotrupes egeriei, Nicrophorus orbicollis, and Nicrophorus tomentosus) constituted 92% of the total collections.
Diet alters male horn allometry in the beetle Onthophagus acuminatus (Coleoptera Scarabaeidae).
2 0 1 0 0 1 Diplotaxis subangulata 0 1 0 0 1 LeConte Euoniticellus intermedius 0 0 3 1 4 (Reiche) Onthophagus velutinus Horn 0 2 0 0 2 Oxygrylius ruginasus 0 0 1 0 1 (LeConte) Phyllophaga pusillidens Fall 0 0 3 0 3 Serica porcula Casey 0 4 0 8 12 Hybosoridae Hybosorus illigeri Reiche 0 0 3 0 3 Trogidae Omorgus inflatus (Loomis) 0 1 1 0 2 Omorgus punctatus (Germar) 2 47 22 3 74 or O.
Blattaria Blatellidae Parcoblatta fulvescens (Saussure & Zehnter) Coleoptera Cantharidae Polemius laticornis Say Chrysomelidae Caryobruchus gleditsiae (Linnaeus) ([dagger]) Hemisphaerota cyanea (Say) Neochlamisus insularis (Schaeffer) Unknown Coccinellidae Exochomus childreni (Mulsant) Lycidae Plateros flavoscutellatus Blatchley ([dagger]) Scarabaeidae Boreocanthon probus (Germar) Diplotaxis bidentata LeConte ([dagger]) Euphoria limbalis Fall ([dagger]) Hypotrichia spissipes LeConte * Onthophagus hecate blatchleyi Brown Phyllophaga elizoria Saylor * Phyllophaga elongata (Linell) * Serica frosti Dawson * Trigonopeltastes floridana (Casey) *([dagger]) Tenebrionidae Hymenorus sp.
All three genes were sequenced and found to be unchanged, not only among the individuals of each beetle species they examined, but also between the two species, Onthophagus taurus (Italy) and Onthophagus binodis (South Africa), whose lineages diverged about 24 million years ago.
Coleoptera Scarabaeidac Ateuchus histeroides Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Canthon hudsonias Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Canthon viridis Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Copris minutus Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Deltochilum gibbosus Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Glaphyrocanihon viridis Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Onthophagus hecate Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Onthophagus janus Coleoptera Scarabaeidac Onthophagus pennsylvanicus Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Onthophagus strialulus Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Phyllophaga hirticula Coleoptera Scarabaeidae Phyllophaga ilicis Coleoptera Scolytidae Dendrouctonus fromalis Coleoptera Scolytidae Undet.