The Ataenius of Ohio
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Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science. v79, n6 (November, 1979), 249-255
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.
Author Institution: Department of Entomology, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
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