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Genus Dorcus

Dorcus  - Dorcus brevis - male Dorcus parallelus - female Dorcus brevis minor male  - Dorcus brevis - male Dorcus brevis  - Dorcus brevis - male unk beetle - Passalidae/bessbug ?? - Dorcus parallelus Dorcus parallelus? - Dorcus parallelus 9020303 Dorcus - Dorcus - female Dung Beetle? - Dorcus - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea (Scarab, Stag and Bess Beetles)
Family Lucanidae (Stag Beetles)
Subfamily Lucaninae
Tribe Lucanini
Genus Dorcus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dorcus Macleay 1819
Numbers
2 spp. in our area; ~30 spp. worldwide(1)
Identification
the most useful external character for separating our spp. is the shape of the posterior pronotal angle; see(2)
Range
mostly Asia; in NA, e. US (west to NE-OK) & adjacent Canada (QC-ON)(1)(2)(3)
See Also
Platycerus (much smaller)
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