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Species Omorgus punctatus

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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 Trogidae (Hide Beetles)
Genus Omorgus (Hastate Hide Beetles)
Species punctatus (Omorgus punctatus)
Explanation of Names
Omorgus punctatus (Germar 1824)
10.5-15 mm(1)
MT-UT-CA to OH-MS, Mexico(1)
See Also
There is a weak possibility that this is an unusual specimen of O. inflatus, but USUALLY if the basal pronotal tubercles (the ones on either side of the scutellum) are that close to the basal margin, it will be punctatus. The male genitalia are very different between the two species. (comment by W.B. Warner, 5.xii.2010)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genus Trox in North America (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae)
Vaurie P. 1955. Bull. AMNH 106: 1-89.