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Species Geotrupes blackburnii - Blackburn's Earth Boring Beetle

Geotrupes blackburnii Geotrupes blackburnii BG2578 E2978 - Geotrupes blackburnii MS Massacre - Geotrupes blackburnii Metallic green punctate - Geotrupes blackburnii another Geotrupes - Geotrupes blackburnii Geotrupes? - Geotrupes blackburnii Geotrupes blackburnii ? - Geotrupes blackburnii
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 Geotrupinae
Genus Geotrupes
Species blackburnii (Blackburn's Earth Boring Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Geotrupes (Cnemotrupes) blackburnii (Fabricius 1781)
Size
10-20 mm(1)(2)
Identification
elytral sutures in G. b. blackburnii illustrated in(1)
Range
TX-FL-VT-IL (3),(BG data)
Works Cited
1.Scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of South Carolina
Phillip J. Harpootlian. 2001. Clemson University Public Service.
2.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.
3. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.