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Article Title

The Larva of Onthophagus medorensis Brown with Notes on its Biology (Coleoptera: Scarabaeid

Authors

Vincent Branch

Volume

78

Issue

1

First Page

67

Last Page

69

Abstract

Onthophagus medorensis Brown (Brown, 1929) is a small, fairly common green to blue dung beetle which occurs from Kansas south to southern Texas, east to Louisiana and Arkansas and west to the edge of the shortgrass prairie (Howden and Cartwright, 1963). According to Edmonds and Halffter (1978), the larva has not been described. From data accompanying previous collections (Howden and Cartwright, 1963), it would appear that O. medorensis is partial to shaded, sandy areas and occurs on rotting plant material in addition to a variety of dung types. Brown (1926, 1928) indicates that most specimens have been taking during the early summer.