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Genus Dyscinetus - Rice Beetles

Which Dark Beetle - Dyscinetus laevicollis BG2513 D0929b - Dyscinetus morator Big Black Beetle - Dyscinetus morator Rice Beetle - Dyscinetus morator Dyscinetus morator Beetle - Dyscinetus morator beetle - Dyscinetus morator - female Dyscinetus morator? - Dyscinetus morator
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 Cyclocephalini
Genus Dyscinetus (Rice Beetles)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Palechus Casey 1915
Explanation of Names
Dyscinetus Harold 1869
3 spp. in our area: the eastern D. morator & 2 western spp.(1)
Works Cited
1.The Dynastine Scarab Beetles of the USA and Canada (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae)
Brett C. Ratcliffe & Ronald D. Cave. 2017. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 30, 298 pp.