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Genus Deltochilum

Deltochilum gibbosum - female Unknown Beetle - Deltochilum gibbosum - male Humpback Dung Beetl - Deltochilum gibbosum Deltochilum gibbosum in Illinois - Deltochilum gibbosum Deltochilum gibbosum in Illinois - Deltochilum gibbosum Deltochilum? - Deltochilum gibbosum Deltochilum gibbosum Deltochilum gibbosum
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 Scarabaeinae (Dung Beetles)
Tribe Canthonini
Genus Deltochilum
Explanation of Names
Deltochilum Eschscholtz 1822
Numbers
2 spp. in our area, 4 in the Nearctic(1)
Size
20-25 mm
Range
in our area, se US (D. gibbosum NC-FL to KY-TX; D. scabriusculum southmost TX to Costa Rica)
Food
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.