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Species Bolbocerosoma pusillum

Earth-borer - Bolbocerosoma pusillum Bolbocerosoma  Sp? - Bolbocerosoma pusillum Earth-borer - Bolbocerosoma pusillum Going, going, gone! - Bolbocerosoma pusillum Bolbocerosoma pusillum Dawson and McColloch - Bolbocerosoma pusillum - female Black and Orange Beetle - Bolbocerosoma pusillum Bolbocerosoma pusillum Dawson and McColloch - Bolbocerosoma pusillum Bolbocerosoma? - Bolbocerosoma pusillum
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 Geotrupidae (Earth-Boring Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Bolboceratinae
Genus Bolbocerosoma
Species pusillum (Bolbocerosoma pusillum)
Explanation of Names
Bolbocerosoma (Bolbocerosoma) pusillum Dawson and McColloch, 1924
Size
6.5-10.0 mm (1)
Identification
among NE spp., note small size, 5 elytral striae betw. suture and humerus, elytral intervals w/ sparse setae, and suture and apical half of elytra black (1)
Range
s. & c. Great Plains - TX-IL-CO (1), barely reaches se corner of NE, but ranges over most of TX except far w. and e. (2)
Season
May-Jul in NE (1)
Print References
Dawson, R.W. & J.W. McColloch. 1924. New species of Bolbocerosoma. The Canadian Entomologist. Ottawa 56: 9-15
Works Cited
1.The Scarabaeoid Beetles of Nebraska
Brett C. Ratcliffe & M.J. Paulsen. 2008. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 22, 570 pp.
2.An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas.
Edward G. Riley & Charles S. Wolfe. 2003. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement. 37 pp.