Members of the family Ochodaeidae may closely resemble certain geotrupids
(Bolboceratinae), but they are distinguished from the latter by the possession of a pectinate
or crenulate spur on their mesotibiae, and 10-segmented antennae (geotrupid antennae are
11-segmented). About 80 species in eight genera occur worldwide. Little natural history
information is available for this family. Adults are nocturnal, they are often attracted to
light but not in abundance. Most of the larvae are unknown. Ochodaeus musculus Say is
the only ochodaeid known to occur in Wisconsin.
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