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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Lichnanthe

lichnanthe ursina - Lichnanthe ursina - female Lichnanthe rathvoni Bee-like beetle - Lichnanthe vulpina Cranberry Root Grub  - Lichnanthe vulpina - female Scarab - Lichnanthe vulpina - female Lichnanthe rathvoni - male Bumble Bee Scarab Beetle - Lichnanthe rathvoni Cranberry Root Grub - Lichnanthe vulpina
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 Glaphyridae (Bumble Bee Scarab Beetles)
Genus Lichnanthe
Explanation of Names
Lichnanthe Burmeister 1844
8 spp. in the genus, all in our area(1)
e. US (coastal states) and w. US(1)
Print References
Carlson, D. C. (1980). Taxonomic revision of Lichnanthe Burmeister (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Coleopterist's Bull. 34(2): 177-208 (1st page at JSTOR)
Westcott, Richard L. (1976). Observations on the biology and ethology of Lichnanthe rathvoni LeConte (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) with emphasis on mating [No. 11, pp. 85-90]. In: 50 Year Anniversary Publication, Department of Entomology, University of Idaho. William F. Barr (editor), University Press of Idaho. vii + 138 pp.
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.