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Species Euphoria pilipennis

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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 Cetoniini
Genus Euphoria
Species pilipennis (Euphoria pilipennis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euphoria pilipennis (Kraatz)
Orig. Comb: Stephanucha pilipennis Kraatz, 1883
9-12 mm (1)
Orange markings vary considerably (2)
primarily: NE-KS, full range: NM-TX-IN-ND (1)
Generally from sandy areas (2)
mostly: Apr-Sept (1)
Life Cycle
100s of spmn coll. by shaking the roots of composites from sandhills blowouts (2)
Skelley (1991) located larvae in the mounds of the pocket gopher, Geomys, in Florida.
Print References
Knaus, W. 1898. Collecting Notes on Kansas Coleoptera. Transactions of the Annual Meetings of the Kansas Academy of Science 16: 197-199. JSTOR
Paulsen, M.J. 2002. Notes on possible myrmecophily in Stephanucha pilipennis Kraatz (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae). Coleopterists Bulletin 56(3): 451-452. PDF
Skelley, P.E. 1991. Observations on the biology of Stephanucha thoracica Casey (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae). Coleopterists Bulletin 45: 176-188.
Works Cited
1.Monographic revision of the American genus Euphoria Burmeister, 1842 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae)
Jesus Orozco. 2012. The Coleopterists Society.
2.The Scarabaeoid Beetles of Nebraska
Brett C. Ratcliffe & M.J. Paulsen. 2008. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 22, 570 pp.