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Tribe Dynastini


A New County Record of Dynastes tityus (Linnaeus, 1763) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) in Texas
By Junsuk Kim
Southern Lepidopterists' News, 2021
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Dynastes tityus has been observed in previously unrecorded locality in Texas.

Citation:
Kim, J. 2021. A New County Record of Dynastes tityus (Linnaeus, 1763) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) in Texas. Southern Lepidopterists’ News, 43: 377-378.


Dynastes tityus (Linnaeus, 1763) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) in Louisiana
By Junsuk Kim and Vernon Antoine Brou Jr.
Southern Lepidopterists' News, 2019
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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.

Citation:
Kim, J. and V.A. Brou Jr. 2019. Dynastes tityus (Linnaeus, 1763) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) in Louisiana. Southern Lepidopterists' News, 41: 250-254.

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White Grubs and Their Allies, a Study of North American Scarabaeoid Larvae
By 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.

Notes on some species of Canthon and Dichelonyx (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae)
By Brown W.J.
Can. Entomol. 78: 104–109, 1946

Taxonomic review of the North American dung beetle genus Melanocanthon Halffter, 1958
By Edmonds, W.D.
Insecta Mundi, 2023
Edmonds, W.D. 2023. Taxonomic review of the North American dung beetle genus Melanocanthon Halffter, 1958 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Deltochilini). Insecta Mundi 1014: 1-28.

New country and state Records of Scarabaeidae (Coleoptera) in the USA.
By Warner, W.B.
The Coleopterists Bulletin 76(1): 128-129., 2022
BioOne

Warner, W.B. (2022). New country and state Records of Scarabaeidae (Coleoptera) in the USA. The Coleopterists Bulletin 76(1): 128-129.

This brief paper describes new Arizona state distribution records for Haroldiellus sallei (Harold) (Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae: Aphodiini) and Phyllophaga crinita (Burmeister) (Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae: Rhizotrogini), as well as new USA country records (Arizona and Texas, respectively) for Haroldiataenius limbatus (Bates) (Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae: Eupariini) and Amithao erythropus (Burmeister) (Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Gymnetini). Vouchers of all the species are deposited in the Hasbrouck Insect Collection at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.

The species of Scarabaeidae (Coleoptera) associated with sugarcane in south Florida
By 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."

A catalog of the Coleoptera of America North of Mexico: Family Scarabaeidae, Subfamilies Rutelinae and Dynastinae
By Hardy A.
USDA Agric. Handbook 529-34b, 57 pp., 1991