Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events


Genus Gnorimella

Maculated Scarab - Gnorimella maculosa Maculated Scarab...I think - Gnorimella maculosa Beetle on lichen - Gnorimella maculosa Gnorimella maculosa beetle - Gnorimella maculosa Beautiful Beetle - Gnorimella maculosa Beetle on peony flower - Gnorimella maculosa Flower Scarab Beetle (Gnorimella maculosa)  ?? - Gnorimella maculosa
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 Cetoniinae (Fruit and Flower Chafers)
Tribe Trichiini
Genus Gnorimella
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gnorimella Casey 1915
Explanation of Names
Derived from name of related genus Gnorimus, in which our species was formerly placed (1); Greek gnorimos 'well-known'(2)
a single species in our area(3)
e. NA(3)
Print References
Casey, Memoirs on the Coleoptera (1910-1924), p. 378 (Biodiversity Heritage Library) original description of the genus
Works Cited
1.The Century Dictionary: an encyclopedic lexicon of the English language
2.Composition of scientific words
Brown R.W. 1956. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 882 pp.
3.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.