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Species Strategus mormon

Rhinoceros Beetle - Strategus mormon - male Rhinoceros Beetle - Strategus mormon - male Ox Beetle - Strategus mormon - female Strategus mormon Burmeister - Strategus mormon Strategus mormon Burmeister - Strategus mormon Strategus mormon Burmeister - Strategus mormon Strategus mormon Burmeister - Strategus mormon Beetle - Strategus mormon
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 Scarabaeidae (Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Dynastinae (Rhinoceros Beetles)
Tribe Oryctini
Genus Strategus (Ox Beetles)
Species mormon (Strategus mormon)
Explanation of Names
Strategus mormon Burmeister 1847
mormon (G.) 'monster'
Size
25.0-29.2 mm(1)
Identification
middle lobe of mandibles long, slender, acute(1)
Range
sc US (TX-AR-KS-OK) (most records from OK)(1)
Habitat
seems to be primarily arenicolous(1)
Season
May-Jul (mostly Jun)(1)
Food
Seems to prefer horse over cow dung(1)
Life Cycle
See Knaus (1916, 1924)
Remarks
uncommon(1)
Print References
Knaus W. (1916) Notes on Strategus mormon. Bull. Brooklyn Ent. Soc. 11(4): 79-81.
Knaus W. (1924) Collection and life history notes on Strategus mormon. J. N.Y. Ent. Soc. 32(3): 124-125.
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genus Strategus.
Ratcliffe, B.C. 1976. Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum 10. 176 pp.