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Species Hoplia callipyge

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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 Melolonthinae (May Beetles and Junebugs)
Tribe Hopliini
Genus Hoplia (Monkey Beetles)
Species callipyge (Hoplia callipyge)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hoplia convexula LeConte 1856, Hoplia oregona LeConte 1856, Hoplia pubicollis LeConte 1856(1)
Size
Length 5.75-10.5 mm, width 3.4-5.0 mm(1)
Identification
This species is difficult to categorize, and is most easily identified by eliminating other known sympatric species(1)
Range
w. NA, BC to Baja east to ID-UT-NM(1)
Internet References
Harvard MCZ (Museum of Comparative Zoology) type specimen images for: Hoplia callipyge and synonyms Hoplia convexula, Hoplia oregona, and Hoplia pubicollis.
Works Cited
1.A revision of the Hoplia of the Nearctic Realm (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
A.R. Hardy. 1977. Occasional Papers in Entomology 23: 48 pp.