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Genus Megasoma - Elephant Beetles

Sleeper's Elephant Beetle - Megasoma sleeperi - male Sleeper's Elephant Beetle - Megasoma sleeperi - female A surprise alive in a Black Widow net  - Megasoma punctulatum - female Megasoma vogti Cartwright - Megasoma vogti - male Megasoma vogti - male Male - Megasoma sleeperi - male Megasoma punctulatum - female Female, Megasoma punctulatum? - Megasoma punctulatum - female
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 Dynastini
Genus Megasoma (Elephant Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Megasoma Kirby, 1825
three spp. n. of Mex:
Megasoma punctulatum Cartwright, 1952 - Southern AZ
Megasoma sleeperi Hardy, 1972 - Southern CA
Megasoma vogti Cartwright, 1963 - s. TX to ne. Mexico
sw US to South America
Print References
Cartwright, O.L. 1963. Two new species of Megasoma from the United States and Mexico (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Coleopterists Bulletin 17(1): 25-29.
Internet References
Generic Guide to New World Scarab Beetles - Univ. of Nebraska State Museum - Div. of Entomology