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Genus Deltochilum

Deltochilum gibbosum - male Unknown Beetle - Deltochilum gibbosum - male Deltochilum scabriusculum Bates - Deltochilum scabriusculum - male - female It takes two... Deltochilum gibbosum - Deltochilum gibbosum Deltochilum gibbosum (Fabricius) - Deltochilum gibbosum Dung Beetle (or Tumblebug?) - Deltochilum gibbosum Blunt-faced Beetle - Deltochilum gibbosum Deltochilum? - Deltochilum gibbosum
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea
Family Scarabaeidae (Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Scarabaeinae (Dung Beetles)
Tribe Deltochilini
Genus Deltochilum
Explanation of Names
Deltochilum Eschscholtz 1822
2 spp. in our area, 4 in the Nearctic(1)
20-25 mm
in our area, se US (D. gibbosum NC-FL to KY-TX; D. scabriusculum southmost TX to Costa Rica)
Coprophagous; the neotropical D. valgum preys on millipedes (Larsen et al. 2009)
Life Cycle
The brood ball of this genus is typically pear-shaped, unlike the round ball of Canthon(2)(2); rolling a dung ball (shot in Costa Rica)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.The Scarab Beetles of Florida
Robert Woodruff. 1973. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.