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Species Valgus seticollis

Dead tree scarab - Valgus seticollis ant/termite cohabitant scarab - Valgus seticollis ant/termite cohabitant scarab - Valgus seticollis Which Valgus? - Valgus seticollis Beetle Or True Bug? - Valgus seticollis Beetle - Valgus seticollis Beetle - Valgus seticollis Beetle - Valgus seticollis
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 Valgini
Genus Valgus
Species seticollis (Valgus seticollis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Valgus seticollis (Palisot de Beauvois)
Orig. Comb: Trichius seticollis Palisot de Beauvois, 1805
Syn: Trichius squamiger Palisot de Beauvois, 1805
Size
5-6 mm (1)
Identification
Anterior tibia with 5-6 rounded teeth (vs 3-4 slender teeth in V. canaliculatus)
Range
e US (TX-FL-MA-NE) (2)(1)(3)(4)
Habitat
Adults collected Mar-Jul & Oct-Nov (1)
Life Cycle
asso. w/ spp. of the termite genus Reticulitermes (Rhinotermitidae) (1)
See Also

V. canaliculatus (Olivier)
Works Cited
1.Synopsis of scarab beetle tribe Valgini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) in the New World
M.L. Jameson, K.A. Swoboda. 2005. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 98(5): 658-672.
2.An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas.
Edward G. Riley & Charles S. Wolfe. 2003. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement. 37 pp.
3.The Beetle Fauna of Rhode Island, an Annotated Checklist
Derek Sikes. 2004. Rhode Island Natural History Survey.
4.Scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of South Carolina
Phillip J. Harpootlian. 2001. Clemson University Public Service.