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Species Phileurus valgus

Phileurus valgus Phileurus valgus Phileurus valgus - male Phileurus valgus (Linnaeus) - Phileurus valgus Beetle  - Phileurus valgus Phileurus valgus Phileurus valgus (Olivier, 1789) - Phileurus valgus - male Phileurus valgus
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 Dynastinae (Rhinoceros Beetles)
Tribe Phileurini
Genus Phileurus
Species valgus (Phileurus valgus)
Explanation of Names
Phileurus valgus (Olivier 1789)
valgus = 'bow-legged'
Size
17-29 mm(1)(2)
Identification
smaller than P. truncatus, front-most "horns" just tubercles
Range
se US (MD-FL to NE-TX) to Argentina; West Indies(1)(2)
Habitat
rotting wood(2)
Remarks
readily attracted to lights(2)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.The Scarabaeoid Beetles of Nebraska
Brett C. Ratcliffe & M.J. Paulsen. 2008. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 22, 570 pp.