The Ataenius of Ohio

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Title: The Ataenius of Ohio
Creators: Wegner, Gerald S.; Niemczyk, Harry D.
Issue Date: 1979-11
Citation: The Ohio Journal of Science. v79, n6 (November, 1979), 249-255
Abstract: The species of Ataenius Harold (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae) native to Ohio, Ataenius spretulus (Haldeman) (the black turfgrass ataenius), A. punctifrons Cartwright, A. abditus (Hald.), A. gracilis (Melsheimer), A. erratus Fall, A. imbricatus (Melsh.), A. strigatus (Say), and A. apicalis Hinton are distinguished with an illustrated key. Individual taxonomic description, Ohio distribution, biological information and economic importance of A. spretulus and A. strigatus as turf grassfeeders are provided.
Description: Author Institution: Department of Entomology, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
ISSN: 0030-0950
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