Subfamily Dynastinae - Rhinoceros Beetles
White Grubs and Their Allies, a Study of North American Scarabaeoid LarvaeBy Paul O. Ritcher
Oregon State University Press, Corvallis. 219 pp., 1966
Excellent source of much scarab life cycle information.
The product of over 30 years of research.
Ritcher, P.O. 1966. White Grubs and Their Allies, a Study of North American Scarabaeoid Larvae. Monograph Series No. 4. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis. 219 pp.
About the author:
Dr. Paul Ritcher is well known for his work on scarab larvae. This work culminated in his 1966 book entitled White Grubs and Their Allies published by the Oregon State University Press. Ritcher worked as an Assistant and then Associate Entomologist for the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station from 1936 to 1949 and as a Research Professor of Entomology at North Carolina State College from 1949-1952. He was a Professor of Entomology and chair of the Department of Entomology at Oregon State University from 1952-1974, and he served as the curator of the insect collection from 1971 to 1974. Ritcher also served as the President of the Entomological Society of America in 1970, President of the Coleopterists Society in 1975, and President of the Oregon Entomological Society in 1955-56. He had 81 publications and one book, and approximately 41 publications were related to scarabs.
Xyloryctes Hope, 1837 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Oryctini) in the United States. Qui es et ubi fuisti et quo vadis?By Ratcliffe, B.C.
Insecta Mundi 0100: 1-11., 2009
Brett C. Ratcliffe. 2009. Xyloryctes
Hope, 1837 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Oryctini) in the United States. Qui es et ubi fuisti et quo vadis?
Insecta Mundi 0100: 1-11.
(Qui es et ubi fuisti et quo vadis?
= Who you are, and where you have been and where are you going?)
Collagenus dasysternus ... with a key to the New World genera of PentodontiniBy Brett Ratcliffe and Martin Hardy
The Coleopterists Bulletin, Vol. 59, pp.143-150, 2005
Brett Ratcliffe and Martin Hardy, Collagenus dasysternus
, a new genus and species of Dynastinae from eastern Venezuela with a key to the New World genera of Pentodontini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae), The Coleopterists Bulletin 59
(1): 143-150, 2005.
From BG's Pentodontini Info
tab, "One error noticed; couplet 11- range of genus Aphonus should be 'United States east of the Rocky Mountains'".