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Species Bolbocerosoma elongatum

Bolbocerosoma (Bolbocerosoma) elongatum Howden - Bolbocerosoma elongatum - female Bolbocerosoma (Bolbocerosoma) elongatum Howden - Bolbocerosoma elongatum - female Bolbocerosoma (Bolbocerosoma) elongatum Howden - Bolbocerosoma elongatum - female Bolbocerosoma (Bolbocerosoma) elongatum Howden - Bolbocerosoma elongatum - female
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 elongatum (Bolbocerosoma elongatum)
Explanation of Names
Bolbocerosoma (Bolbocerosoma) elongatum Howden, 1955
Identification
last couplet in Howden (1955)(1)
Body shape elongate; vertex and pronotum at most moderately coarsely punctured; vague circular postmedian elytral spot confined to posterior third of elytron; lateral lobe of male genital capsule about 1.8 times as long as wide
Range
endemic to w. TX (2)
Remarks
Type Locality: Chisos Mountains, Big Bend National Park, Brewster Co., Texas.
only one spmn in the TAMUIC (3)
Print References
Howden, H.F. 1955. Biology and taxonomy of North American beetles of the Subfamily Geotrupidae with revisions of the genera Bolbocerosoma, Eucanthus, Geotrupes, and Peltotrupes (Scarabaeidae). Proceedings of the United States National Museum 104: 151-319.
Works Cited
1.Biology and taxonomy of North American beetles of the subfamily Geotrupinae, with revisions of the genera....
H.F. Howden. 1955. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 104(3342): 151-319, plates 1-18.
2.An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas.
Edward G. Riley & Charles S. Wolfe. 2003. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement. 37 pp.
3.Texas A&M University Insect Collection (TAMUIC)