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Genus Anoplognatho

Another Dynastinae,  - Anoplognatho dunnianus Another Dynastinae - Anoplognatho dunnianus Another Dynastinae - Anoplognatho dunnianus Dynastinae - Anoplognatho dunnianus Beetle ID? - Anoplognatho dunnianus Beetle ID? - Anoplognatho dunnianus Anoplognatho dunnianus Anoplognatho dunnianus
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 Dynastinae (Rhinoceros Beetles)
Tribe Pentodontini
Genus Anoplognatho
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aphonides Rivers 1889
Explanation of Names
Anoplognatho Rivers 1888
20.7-29.0 mm
"Can be recognized by the 9-segmented antennae, narrowly subtruncate to narrowly rounded clypeal apex, strong frontoclypeal carina, large and semicircularly rounded mandibles and robust body form. Close examination of the antennomeres is necessary because the subdivided 5th segment can cause the antenna to appear 10-segmented." -Ratcliffe et al. 2013
Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Also found in northern Sonora and Durango, Mexico.
Oak and juniper woodlands and mesquite bosque.
June, July, and August
Life Cycle
Very little known of the immature stages or life history.
"Anoplognatho dunianus is rarely collected even though it has a relatively broad distribution" Ratcliffe et al. 2013.
Print References
B.C. Ratcliffe, R.D. Cave, E.B. Cano. 2013. The Dynastine scarab beetles of Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae)
Internet References