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Species Osmoderma scabra

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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 Scarabaeidae (Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Cetoniinae (Fruit and Flower Chafers)
Tribe Osmodermini
Genus Osmoderma
Species scabra (Osmoderma scabra)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Osmoderma scabra (Beauvois 1805)
Explanation of Names
Latin scabra 'rough'
Size
18-25 mm(1)
Identification
the smallest of our spp.; pronotum deeply punctate; elytra wrinkled, irregularly punctate; head deeply excavated between eyes
Range
e. NA (NB-ON-WI to NC-MS)(1)(2)
Works Cited
1.The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett. 1996. The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL.
2.Scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of South Carolina
Phillip J. Harpootlian. 2001. Clemson University Public Service.