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Species Anomala schaefferi - Tibial Scarab

Padre Island Tibial Scarab - Anomala schaefferi Padre Island Tibial Scarab - Anomala schaefferi
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 Rutelinae (Shining Leaf Chafers)
Tribe Anomalini
Genus Anomala
Species schaefferi (Tibial Scarab)
Other Common Names
Padre Island Tibial Scarab
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anomala schaefferi Seidel, 2021
Orig. Comb: Anomala tibialis Schaeffer 1906 [homonym of Anomala tibialis Lansberge, 1886]
Texas endemic. A female specimen from the collection of [Ottomar] Dietz was described from Texas without further data (Schaeffer, 1906) and had remained unknown. A second specimen of this distinctive species was subsequently collected by James E. Gillaspy on Padre Island, Kleberg County, Texas on May 19, 1976. No other records are known. (1)
Print References
Riley, E.G. & C.S. Wolfe. 2003. An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement, no. 26. 37 pp. (1)
Schaeffer, C. 1906. Notes on some species of the genus Anomala with descriptions of new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, l4(1): 1-5. (Full Text)
Seidel, M. 2021. New records of Anomala tibialis Lansberge, 1886 and a new replacement name for Anomala tibialis Schaeffer, 1906 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anomalini). Zootaxa 4966(4): 494–496. (Abstract)
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn, 2008
Works Cited
1.An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas.
Edward G. Riley & Charles S. Wolfe. 2003. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement. 37 pp.