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Genus Pelidnota

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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 Scarabaeidae (Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Rutelinae (Shining Leaf Chafers)
Tribe Rutelini
Genus Pelidnota
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelidnota Macleay, 1817
Explanation of Names
From Greek pelidno, livid (dark, inflamed/leaden tinge of the skin) plus nota, the back (1).
Numbers
2 spp. in our area(2), ca. 120 spp. total(3)
Range
mostly Neotropical, with a few Nearctic members; in our area, one sp. in the east and one in sw. US (NM-AZ)(2)(4)
Print References
Borror, entries for pelidno, nota (1)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.A catalog of the Coleoptera of America North of Mexico: Family Scarabaeidae, Subfamilies Rutelinae and Dynastinae
Hardy A. 1991. USDA Agric. Handbook 529-34b, 57 pp.
3.Generic Guide to New World Scarab Beetles (by Brett Ratcliffe and Mary Liz Jameson)
4.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.