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Tribe Phileurini

Rhinoceros Beetle ? - Phileurus valgus Which Phileurus? - Phileurus truncatus Bulbous beetle - Phileurus valgus ? - Phileurus valgus Phileurus truncatus Hemiphileurus illatus Hemiphileurus illatus Scarab - Archophileurus cribrosus
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 Dynastinae (Rhinoceros Beetles)
Tribe Phileurini
Numbers
4 spp. in 3 genera in our area, 21 genera in the New World(1)(2)
Identification
Appearance distinctive. Typical characteristics:
body somewhat flattened (depressed)
horns or tubercles (small rounded bumps) on head and (often) pronotum
clypeus rounded, with pointed tip, or small horn
pronotum with deep lengthwise groove in middle
mentum expanded, covering bases of labial palpi (Dynastinae key)
rearmost tibia truncated or digitate (having fingerlike projections) at apex (outermost end)
rearmost tarsomere 1 with a large spine at apex
Range
worldwide, but mostly tropical; in our area, mostly s. US(1) (north to IN)
Print References
(3)
Internet References
(4)
McCleve (2007) (carnivorous/predatory habits)