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Genus Pseudocotalpa

Dune Scarab - Pseudocotalpa sonorica Dune Scarab - Pseudocotalpa sonorica Dune Scarab - Pseudocotalpa sonorica Dune Scarab - Pseudocotalpa sonorica Scarab from Imperial County - Pseudocotalpa andrewsi Pseudocotalpa andrewsi Hardy - Pseudocotalpa andrewsi - - Pseudocotalpa sonorica - - Pseudocotalpa andrewsi
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 Rutelinae (Shining Leaf Chafers)
Tribe Rutelini
Genus Pseudocotalpa
Numbers
2 spp. in our area, 3 spp. total(1)(2)
Range
CA-NV / Mex. (1)(2)
Habitat
Dunes
Print References
Hardy, A.R. 1971. The North American Areodina with a description of a new genus from California. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 47: 235-242.
Hardy, A. R. 1974. Two new species of Pseudocotalpa Hardy. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 50: 243-247.
Hardy, A.R. 1976. Observations on the mating behavior of Pseudocotalpa guilianii Hardy. Coleopterists Bulletin 30(3): 301-302.
Hardy, A.R. and F.G. Andrews. 1986. Studies in the Coleoptera of western sand dunes. 2. Notes on four Scarabaeidae from the Algodones Dune system. Coleopterists Bulletin 40(2): 127-139.
Van Dam, M. and A. Van Dam. 2006. Description of the larvae of Pseudocotalpa sonorica Hardy (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Rutelini) with notes on life history. Coleopterists Bulletin 60(01):31-36.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A catalog of the Coleoptera of America North of Mexico: Family Scarabaeidae, Subfamilies Rutelinae and Dynastinae
Hardy A. 1991. USDA Agric. Handbook 529-34b, 57 pp.
2.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.