Family Ochodaeidae
updated 7/6/98


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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.

	Genus Ochodaeus
		musculus Say 


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