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

Genus Glaresis

Enigmatic scarab beetle - Glaresis inducta Glaresis medialis Gordon - Glaresis medialis Beetle - Glaresis small scarab - Glaresis ecostata small scarab - Glaresis ecostata Glaresis california ? - Glaresis Glaresis california ? - Glaresis Tecopa-08 - Glaresis
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 Glaresidae (Enigmatic Scarab Beetles)
Genus Glaresis
Explanation of Names
Glaresis Erichson 1848
25 spp. in our area, 35 in the New World, ~80 total(1)
all major continents except Australia; in our area, western, by far most diverse in sw. US (one sp. reaches east to MI, 3 spp. range into Canada)(1)
nearly always collected in arid areas, usually associated with sand deposits
collected almost exclusively at lights
Print References
Gordon, R.D. 1970. A review of the genus Glaresis in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 96: 499-517.
Works Cited
1.Systematic revision of American Glaresidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea)
Gordon R.D., Hanley G.A. 2014. Insecta Mundi 0333: 1-91.