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Species Diplotaxis rex

Diplotaxis rex Vaurie - Diplotaxis rex Diplotaxis rex Vaurie - Diplotaxis rex
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 Melolonthinae (May Beetles and Junebugs)
Tribe Diplotaxini
Genus Diplotaxis
Species rex (Diplotaxis rex)
Explanation of Names
Diplotaxis rex Vaurie, 1958
Rex is a reference to the King Ranch type locality
Range
endemic to coastal s. TX (1)
Remarks
Type Locality: Norias Division, King Ranch, Kleburg County, Texas. Riley & Wolfe (2003) examined additional specimens from Brooks and Kenedy counties. (1)
Only one spmn in the TAMUIC (2) (as of July 2016)
Print References
Vaurie, P. 1958. A revision of the genus Diplotaxis (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae), Part 1. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 115: 265-396.
Vaurie, P. 1960. A Revision of the Genus Diplotaxis (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Melolonthinae). Part 2. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 120: 161-434.
Works Cited
1.An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas.
Edward G. Riley & Charles S. Wolfe. 2003. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement. 37 pp.
2.Texas A&M University Insect Collection (TAMUIC)