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Species Osmoderma subplanata

Brown Beetle - Osmoderma subplanata large red-shouldered beetle - Osmoderma subplanata Beetle found on porch of old house in Eastern North Dakota.  - Osmoderma subplanata Scarabaeidae: Osmoderma eremicola? - Osmoderma subplanata Beetle from Nebraska - Osmoderma subplanata Osmodera subplanata - Osmoderma subplanata Coleoptera - Osmoderma subplanata Osmoderma subplanata
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea
Family Scarabaeidae (Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Cetoniinae (Fruit and Flower Chafers)
Tribe Osmodermatini
Genus Osmoderma
Species subplanata (Osmoderma subplanata)
Explanation of Names
Osmoderma subplanata Casey 1915
Howden (1968) separates O. subplanata from O. eremicola as follows, but see REMARKS: Elytra frequently lacking polished luster, finely to moderately punctate. Scutellum usually heavily punctate, median line sometimes smooth or impunctate; West of Mississippi River and in Manitoba and Alberta.
Southern Alberta to northwestern Ontario in Canada and Montana to central Minnesota south to Oklahoma and Arkansas in the U.S. (see Howden 1968).
hardwood forests(1)
The morphological differences between O. subplanata and O. eremicola are somewhat arbitrary and more taxonomic research is needed to refine these species concepts. Images were sorted into these two species primarily based on the distribution map in Howden (1968).
Print References
Howden, H.F. 1968. A review of the Trichiinae of North and Central America (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 54: 1–77.
Works Cited
1.The Scarabaeoid Beetles of Nebraska
Brett C. Ratcliffe & M.J. Paulsen. 2008. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 22, 570 pp.