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Subspecies Geotrupes blackburnii blackburnii

Blackburn's Earth Boring Beetle (Geotrupes blackburnii) - Geotrupes blackburnii Geotrupes? - Geotrupes blackburnii Geotrupes? - Geotrupes blackburnii Beetle - Geotrupes blackburnii Geotrupes b. blackcurnii ? - Geotrupes blackburnii Blackburn's Earth Boring Beetle - Geotrupes blackburnii Geotrupes, but which one? - Geotrupes blackburnii Geotrupes - Geotrupes blackburnii
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)
Subspecies blackburnii (Geotrupes blackburnii blackburnii)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scarabaeus blackburnii Fabricius 1781:20
Geotrupes conicollis Jekel 1865:591
Geotrupes jekelii Horn 1868:317
Cnemotrupes blackburnii (Fabricius), Zunino 1984:98-101
10-18 mm (1)
10-18 mm. Dark coppery black to bluish; shiny. Pronotum coarsely punctate laterally and along midline in most specimens. Elytral striae moderately punctate, and sutural striae incomplete to base. See image(s) below for details:
Eastern coastal states from Maine to Florida, west to Ohio. The subspecies G. b. excrementi Say is found west of the Appalachian Mountains to Texas.
Print References
Harpootlian, p. 57, fig. 57--elytral sutures (1)
Dillon and Dillon, p. 524, plate 50 (2)
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.