Species Dynastes tityus - Eastern Hercules Beetle
Dynastes tityus (Linnaeus, 1763) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) in LouisianaBy Junsuk Kim and Vernon Antoine Brou Jr.
Southern Lepidopterists' News, 2019
A species account of Dynastes tityus
(Linnaeus, 1763) in Louisiana. A study discusses when and where they occur in the state Louisiana with notes on phenotypic variations of both male and female.
Kim, J. and V.A. Brou Jr. 2019. Dynastes tityus
(Linnaeus, 1763) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) in Louisiana. Southern Lepidopterists' News, 41: 250-254.
White Grubs and Their Allies, a Study of North American Scarabaeoid LarvaeBy Paul O. Ritcher
Oregon State University Press, Corvallis. 219 pp., 1966
Excellent source of much scarab life cycle information.
The product of over 30 years of research.
Ritcher, P.O. 1966. White Grubs and Their Allies, a Study of North American Scarabaeoid Larvae. Monograph Series No. 4. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis. 219 pp.
About the author:
Dr. Paul Ritcher is well known for his work on scarab larvae. This work culminated in his 1966 book entitled White Grubs and Their Allies published by the Oregon State University Press. Ritcher worked as an Assistant and then Associate Entomologist for the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station from 1936 to 1949 and as a Research Professor of Entomology at North Carolina State College from 1949-1952. He was a Professor of Entomology and chair of the Department of Entomology at Oregon State University from 1952-1974, and he served as the curator of the insect collection from 1971 to 1974. Ritcher also served as the President of the Entomological Society of America in 1970, President of the Coleopterists Society in 1975, and President of the Oregon Entomological Society in 1955-56. He had 81 publications and one book, and approximately 41 publications were related to scarabs.
The species of Scarabaeidae (Coleoptera) associated with sugarcane in south FloridaBy R.D. Gordon and D.M. Anderson
The Florida Entomologist, 64 (1): 119-138 , 1981
"Those species of Scarabaeidae known to be associated with sugarcane in the Lake Okeechobee area of Florida are discussed and delineated. The species are: Phyllophaga latifrons (LeConte), Anomala marginata (F.), Cyclocephala parallela Casey, Dyscinetus morator (F.), Ligyrus subtropicus (Blatchley), and Euphoria sepulchralis (F.). Descriptions and illustrations of the larvae of all these species are presented as well as descriptions and illustrations of the adults of all species except Euphoria sepulchralis (F.). A key to the south Florida species of the genus Cyclocephala is also included."
The Scarab Beetles of FloridaBy Robert Woodruff
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 1973
Full title: Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas. Volume 8. The Scarab Beetles of Florida (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Part I. The Laparosticti (Subfamilies: Scarabaeinae, Aphodiinae, Hybosorinae, Ochodaeinae, Geotrupinae, Acanthocerinae). Part II covers May Beetles (Phyllophaga).
Has black-and-white photos. Apparently out of print, but still available from some suppliers--see comments. Also available on-line:
Link updated 7 February 2012--thanks for the comments!
Aquatic Hydrophilidae and Hydraenidae of Wisconsin (Coleoptera). I.By William L. Hilsenhoff
The Great Lakes Entomologist, 1995
Full title: Aquatic Hydrophilidae and Hydraenidae of Wisconsin (Coleoptera). I. Introduction, Key to Genera of Adults, and Distribution, Habitat, Life Cycle, and Identification of Species of Helophorus Fabricius, Hydrochus Leach, and Berosus Leach (Hydrophilidae), and Hydraenidae