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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Scarabeiformia
Superfamily: Scarabaeoidea
Family: Scarabaeidae
Genus: Ateuchus

Ateuchus is a genus of Scarabaeidae or scarab beetles in the superfamily Scarabaeoidea.[1][2] Charles Darwin described the Ateuchus as "the sacred beetle of the Egyptians."[3]


  1. ^ ITIS: Ateuchus
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-27. Retrieved 2014-04-21. 
  3. ^ Darwin, Charles (1859). The Origin of Species. p. 103.