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Species Paracotalpa puncticollis

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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 Paracotalpa
Species puncticollis (Paracotalpa puncticollis)
Explanation of Names
Paracotalpa puncticollis (LeConte 1863)
Range
NM-CA
Print References
Brian S. Cheary, Alan R. Hardy and James A. Robertson (1972). Observations on the Biology of Paracotalpa puncticollis Leconte (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae). Coleopterists Bulletin, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 97-101 (1st page from JSTOR)
Internet References