Aphodius vittatus Say, 1825

Frolov, Andrey & Akhmetova, Lilia, 2013, A contribution to the study of the Lower Volga center of scarab beetle diversity in Russia: checklist of the tribe Aphodiini (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) of Dosang environs, Biodiversity Data Journal 1, pp. 979-979: 979

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scientific name

Aphodius vittatus Say, 1825
status

 

vittatus   Planolinus   Aphodius  

Aphodius vittatus Say, 1825  

Materials

Type status: Other material

Occurrence: recordedBy: A. V. Frolov, L. A. Akhmetova; individualCount: 15; Location: country: Russia; stateProvince: Astrakhan'; locality: Dosang environs, left bank of Akhtuba River, floodplain ; decimalLatitude: 46.91; decimalLongitude: 47.91; Event: samplingProtocol: cow dung washing; eventDate: 2007-05-21; Record Level: collectionID: urn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34969; institutionCode: ZIN; collectionCode: Coleoptera

Type status: Other material

Occurrence: recordedBy: A. V. Frolov, L. A. Akhmetova; individualCount: 5; Location: country: Russia; stateProvince: Astrakhan'; locality: Dosang environs, fixed sands ; decimalLatitude: 46.92; decimalLongitude: 47.92; Event: samplingProtocol: cow dung washing; eventDate: 2012-05-15; Record Level: collectionID: urn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34969; institutionCode: ZIN; collectionCode: Coleoptera

Type status: Other material

Occurrence: recordedBy: A. V. Frolov, L. A. Akhmetova; individualCount: 1; Location: country: Russia; stateProvince: Astrakhan'; locality: Dosang environs, fixed sands ; decimalLatitude: 46.92; decimalLongitude: 47.92; Event: samplingProtocol: sand sifting; eventDate: 2006-10-7 /11; Record Level: collectionID: urn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34969; institutionCode: ZIN; collectionCode: Coleoptera

Ecological interactions

Feeds on

Cattle and wild herbivore dung.

Distribution

This species is thought to be widely distributed in the Holarctic Region. However, Wilson and Angus (2006) demonstrated that the nominative subspecies, Aphodius vittatus vittatus  Say, 1825, occurring in North America, has a karyotype different from that of Palearctic subspecies Aphodius vittatus mundus  Reitter, 1892, Aphodius vittatus sellatus  Mannerheim, 1852, and Aphodius vittatus tjanshanicus  Balthasar, 1956. Therefore, Aphodius vittatus   can be a complex of closely related species. In the Lower Volga region, Aphodius vittatus mundus  occurs.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Aphodiidae

Genus

Aphodius