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Species Bolbocerosoma lepidissimum

Bolbocerosoma lepidissimum Brown - Bolbocerosoma lepidissimum
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 Geotrupidae (Earth-Boring Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Bolboceratinae
Genus Bolbocerosoma
Species lepidissimum (Bolbocerosoma lepidissimum)
Explanation of Names
Bolbocerosoma lepidissimum Brown 1928
lepidissimum = 'prettiest'
Size
8.5-11 mm(1)
Identification
The lack of second elytral stria, the sparse punctures, the male genitalia, and usually the color are diagnostic(1)
Range
sc US (TX-MS-AR-OK: map)(2)
Season
May-Sep(1)(BG data)
Print References
Brown W.J. (1928) Two new species of Bolbocerosoma with notes on the habits and genitalia of other species. Can. Entomol. 60: 192-196.
Works Cited
1.Biology and taxonomy of North American beetles of the subfamily Geotrupinae, with revisions of the genera....
H.F. Howden. 1955. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 104(3342): 151-319, plates 1-18.
2.An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas.
Edward G. Riley & Charles S. Wolfe. 2003. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement. 37 pp.