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Superfamily Scarabaeoidea - Scarab, Stag and Bess Beetles

Hairy Flower Scarab - Trichiotinus affinis Strigoderma pimalis? - Strigoderma pimalis Help! Hungry scarab grub Odontotaenius disjunctus (Illiger) - Odontotaenius disjunctus Planolinus tenellus (Say) - Aphodius tenellus Rhino beetle? - Tomarus relictus Euphoria sepulcralis? - Euphoria sepulcralis Phyllophaga
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)
11 families in our area (12 total), mostly elevated recently from subfamilies of the Scarabaeidae(1)(2)
Guide to larvae in(3)
Print References
New World(4), so. CA(5), Nebraska(6), Florida(7), South Carolina(8), Texas(9)
Works Cited
1.Checklist and Nomenclatural Authority File of the Scarabaeoidea of the Nearctic Realm
2.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.
3.White Grubs and Their Allies, a Study of North American Scarabaeoid Larvae
Paul O. Ritcher. 1966. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis. 219 pp.
4.Generic Guide to New World Scarab Beetles (by Brett Ratcliffe and Mary Liz Jameson)
5.The Scarabaeoid beetles of San Diego County, California. Part I. Introduction...
McPeak R.H., Oberbauer T.A. 2008. Proceedings of the San Diego Society of Natural History 40: 1-24.
6.The Scarabaeoid Beetles of Nebraska
Brett C. Ratcliffe & M.J. Paulsen. 2008. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 22, 570 pp.
7.The Scarab Beetles of Florida
Robert Woodruff. 1973. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
8.Scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of South Carolina
Phillip J. Harpootlian. 2001. Clemson University Public Service.
9.An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas.
Edward G. Riley & Charles S. Wolfe. 2003. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement. 37 pp.