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Species Trichiotinus piger

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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 Cetoniinae (Fruit and Flower Chafers)
Tribe Trichiini
Genus Trichiotinus
Species piger (Trichiotinus piger)
Other Common Names
Bee-Like Flower Scarab
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Trichius piger Fabricius 1775
Explanation of Names
pigr - Latin for slow, sluggish (1)
Size
8-12 mm (2)
Identification
Similar to T. affinis. See print references.
Range
TX-FL-VT-MN (3)
Habitat
Adults found on flowers.
Season
May (8), June (62), July (37), August (2) in NE (2)
May-July in NC, SC
Remarks
See genus guide page for details.
See Also
Trichiotinus affinis and other dark Trichiotinus.
Print References
Brimley, p. 208, lists from most of NC--T. affinis only from mountains in that state. (4)
Harpootlian, pp. 122-124, keys from T. affinis (5)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.The Scarabaeoid Beetles of Nebraska
Brett C. Ratcliffe & M.J. Paulsen. 2008. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 22, 570 pp.
3. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
4.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
5.Scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of South Carolina
Phillip J. Harpootlian. 2001. Clemson University Public Service.