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Genus Phileurus

Beetle with Small Horns - Phileurus truncatus Triceratops Beetle - Phileurus truncatus Bat Faced Beetle. he he. - Phileurus truncatus Phileurus valgus (Linnaeus) - Phileurus valgus Florida First for BG - Phileurus valgus Beetle - Phileurus truncatus Large Grubs In Rotting Oak Limb in South Carolina - Phileurus truncatus Beetle  - Phileurus valgus
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 Dynastinae (Rhinoceros Beetles)
Tribe Phileurini
Genus Phileurus
Explanation of Names
Phileurus Latreille 1807
Numbers
2 species in our area, 24 total (central US to southern South America) (1)
Size
17-38 mm
Identification
Large, rather flattened. Pronotum has longitudinal groove, usually with a depression at the front and a tubercle there. Stridulating organs on the under-surface of the elytra, along side margins.
Ph. valgus (smaller, with front-most "horns" just tubercles) and Ph. truncatus
Range
mostly Neotropical, with 2 spp. ranging into the US(2) (P. truncatus, se. US; P. valgus north to IN)(3)
Habitat
under bark of rotting trees; adults come to lights(4)
Print References
(1)
Works Cited
1.A review of the species of Phileurus Latreille with quadridentate protibiae and description of a new species from Panama
Ratcliffe, B.C. 2011. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 65: 125-129.
2.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.
3.Scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of South Carolina
Phillip J. Harpootlian. 2001. Clemson University Public Service.
4.Insects of the Texas Lost Pines (W.L. Moody, Jr., Natural History Series, No. 33)
Stephen W. Taber, Scott B. Fleenor. 2003. M University Press.