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Species Strategus aloeus

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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 Dynastinae (Rhinoceros Beetles)
Tribe Oryctini
Genus Strategus (Ox Beetles)
Species aloeus (Strategus aloeus)
Other Common Names
Ox Beetle
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Strategus aloeus (Linnaeus)
Orig. Comb: Scarabaeus aloeus Linnaeus, 1758
Explanation of Names
Apparently from Greek aloe (1)
30-60 mm
Large. Major male has two large horns at rear of pronotum, large horn in center that projects forward. "Minor" male has stubby horns, female has none.
AZ-FL-GA / Mex to S. Amer.
mostly: May-Sept (BG data)
Print References
Harpootlian, p. 113 (2)
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn, 2008
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of South Carolina
Phillip J. Harpootlian. 2001. Clemson University Public Service.