Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Strategus antaeus (Drury)
Orig. Comb: Scarabaeus antaeus Drury, 1773
Elytra without sutural striae. Male often has long posterior horns.
TX-FL-MA-KS (most records along coastal plains from LA to MA) (1)
Typically sandy areas, e.g. coastal plains
mostly: Jun-Sept (BG data)
Adults said to be chafers, feeding on grasses, leaves, fruits.
Eggs laid in burrow in ground. Larvae feed on roots.
Type locality: originally published as Jamaica but probably Jamaica, New York. (1)
Harpootlian, p. 113, fig. 226 (2)
Dillon, p. 550, plate LV (3)