Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Scarabaeus hecate Panzer 1794
dull black, with a brassy look. Pronotum densely granulate.
Major males have a long "horn" jutting from pronotum, usually bifurcated at end:
e NA to Rockies (NM-FL-QC-SK) (BG data)
Mostly: Apr-Sept (Mar-Dec) (BG data)
Dung, rotting fruit, carrion.
Found on dung and carrion.
This must be quite a little fighter, with such armament!
Arnett, p. 170, fig. 417 (1)
Dillon, p. 514, Plate XLIX (3)
Harpootlian, p. 21, figs. 29, 248 (4)