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Onitis humerosus

Onitis humerosus

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Scarabaeiformia
Superfamilia: Scarabaeoidea

Familia: Scarabaeidae
Subfamilia: Scarabaeinae
Tribus: Onitini
Genus: Onitis
Species: Onitis humerosus

Onitis humerosus Pallas, 1771

Earth-boring dung beetle Onitis humerosus Pallas

Onitis humerosus is a species of Scarabaeidae or scarab beetles in the superfamily Scarabaeoidea.[1][2]
Illustration of Onitis humerosus


Onitis humerosus can reach a length of 12.5–18.5 millimetres (0.49–0.73 in). Body is oval and convex. The pronotum is densely punctured. It may be bright metallic green, coppery, indigo-blue or violet, while the elytra are bright yellow, finely striate, with longitudinal, green or blue lines. The sides of the metasternum are very hairy.[3]

This species has a Palaearctic distribution (East Mediterranean, Caucasus, Southern East Ukraine, Turkestan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Cyprus) [1][4]


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