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Species Odonteus thoracicornis

Odonteus thoracicornis - male Tiny Triceratops Beetle - Odonteus thoracicornis Tiny Triceratops Beetle - Odonteus thoracicornis Scarab 2 - Odonteus thoracicornis - male Unknown Scarab (Rhinocerous beetle?) - Odonteus thoracicornis - male Unknown Scarab (Rhinocerous beetle?) - Odonteus thoracicornis - male Odonteus thoracicornis Wallis - Odonteus thoracicornis Odonteus sp.? - Odonteus thoracicornis
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 Bolboceratinae
Genus Odonteus
Species thoracicornis (Odonteus thoracicornis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
See detailed discussion of the taxonomy on the genus page.
Explanation of Names
Odonteus thoracicornis Wallis 1928
thoracicornis refers to the horn on the thorax...
Numbers
10 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Size
~10 mm
Identification
Males usually have pronotal armature, sometimes large curving projections. Of the NA species, this is most similar to european O. armiger.
Range
e US (TX-FL-PA-IA) TL: Tennessee; NE (2)
Habitat
Season
Probably year round, at least in the south, active above ground only after rain.
Food
detritus
Life Cycle
Remarks
Not frequently seen/collected, but a Clemson grad student caught MANY in unbaited pitfall traps set in a recently burned forest.
Print References
Wallis, J.B. 1928. Revision of the genus Odontaeus, Dej. (Scarabaeidae, Coleoptera). Canadian. Entomologist, 60(5): 119-128, 151-156, 168-176.
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.
2.The Scarabaeoid Beetles of Nebraska
Brett C. Ratcliffe & M.J. Paulsen. 2008. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 22, 570 pp.