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Genus Paracotalpa

Carrizo Beetles - Paracotalpa ursina Unknown Colorado beetle - Paracotalpa granicollis P. ursina? - Paracotalpa ursina Shining Leaf Chafer - Paracotalpa granicollis A Hairy, Red and Green Beetle - Paracotalpa granicollis Paracotalpa ursina Green Head Beetle - Paracotalpa granicollis Scarab  - Paracotalpa
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 Paracotalpa
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Pocalta Casey 1915
Numbers
4 (or 5) spp., all in our area(1)
Range
w. US west of the Rockies(1)
Print References
Saylor L.W. (1940) Synoptic revision of the beetle genera Cotalpa and Paracotalpa of the United States, with description of a new subgenus, proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 42(9): 190-200. (Full Text)
Internet References
MCZ type images of P. ursina, P. puncticollis, and P. leonina.
Works Cited
1.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.