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Canthon pilularius?? - Canthon pilularius

Canthon pilularius?? - Canthon pilularius
Middleburg, Clay County, Florida, USA
September 25, 2010
Size: 15mm
Gainsville Gold dung trap

(1) pg 14 "Ventral surface of each posterior femur margined anteriorly."

also at 40x you can see that the dorsal surface is densely granulated with mixed small and large granules

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Yep, its pilularius
I have collected several of similar color near Gainesville, where they run from black to green to bronze. Canthon chalcities has finer, irregular pronotal tubercles (like torn pieces of tissue) vs. round tubercles in pilularius. Canthon vigilans' eyes are twice as wide--as wide as the genae.

Mike Thomas
Mike,

Me and Bruce are battling this beetle and will be bringing them to you on our next vist.

 
Bring it on
Always best to have the specimen itself to examine.

??Greenish???
The Scarab Beetles of Florida [cite]4889[/cite] pg 36

Key to the Florida sepcies of Canthon

calcities-
Head, pronotum, and pygidium wit uniform minute granules.............never bluish or greenish

I am confused but it keys out to this ....but I am still new to this could it pilularius

 
color...
Is it really this green or a product of photography? The eyes look wide, making me think this is C. vigilans. Although, I have found the concept of eye width to be open to interpretation. Specimens I have of vigilans from GA do not look as illustrated in text :).

 
oh yeah
it is the same color as the Phaneus igneus just dull .....

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