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Species Omorgus suberosus

Beetle - Omorgus suberosus Hide Beetle - Omorgus suberosus Omorgus suberosus (Fabricius) - Omorgus suberosus Omorgus suberosus (Fabricius) - Omorgus suberosus Hide Beetle - Omorgus suberosus Trox sp. - Omorgus suberosus TX Hide Beetle species? - Omorgus suberosus Omorgus suberosus
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 Trogidae (Hide Beetles)
Genus Omorgus (Hastate Hide Beetles)
Species suberosus (Omorgus suberosus)
Explanation of Names
Omorgus suberosus (Fabricius 1775)
the epithet refers to the texture reminiscent of oak bark
Size
11.1-14.1 mm(1)
Identification

Range
Canada to S. Americs & W. Indies + some Pacific islands(1); throughout US except n. New England and the Pacific NW(2) --the broadest range of any New World trogid(3)
Habitat
taken under goat carrion, chicken feathers, cow dung, at malt, and at lights(2)
Season
Mar-Sep in so. CA(3)
Life Cycle
in ND, adults overwinter and emerge the following spring to feed and mate(4)
Works Cited
1.The Scarabaeoid Beetles of Nebraska
Brett C. Ratcliffe & M.J. Paulsen. 2008. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 22, 570 pp.
2.A revision of the genus Trox in North America (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae)
Vaurie P. 1955. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 106: 1-89.
3.The Scarabaeoid beetles of San Diego County, California. Part I. Introduction...
McPeak R.H., Oberbauer T.A. 2008. Proceedings of the San Diego Society of Natural History 40: 1-24.
4.The phytophagous Scarabaeidae and Troginae (Coleoptera) of North Dakota
Lago P.K., Post R.L., Oseto C.Y. 1979. Schafer-Post Series: North Dakota Insects Publication 12, NDSU. 131 pp.