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Genus Paracotalpa

San Diego Co. P. puncticollis - Paracotalpa puncticollis Beetle - Paracotalpa ursina Unknown and Beautiful Scarab - Paracotalpa puncticollis Paracotalpa ursina rotunda Casey - Paracotalpa ursina - female Black and orange scarab beetle - Paracotalpa ursina Green Head Beetle - Paracotalpa granicollis Paracotalpa ursina leonina  - Paracotalpa leonina - male - female Intermountain Little Bear - Paracotalpa granicollis
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 Rutelinae (Shining Leaf Chafers)
Tribe Rutelini
Genus Paracotalpa
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Pocalta Casey 1915
Numbers
4 (or 5) spp., all in our area(1)
Range
w. US west of the Rockies(1)
Print References
Saylor L.W. (1940) Synoptic revision of the beetle genera Cotalpa and Paracotalpa of the United States, with description of a new subgenus, proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 42(9): 190-200. (Full Text)
Internet References
MCZ type images of P. ursina, P. puncticollis, and P. leonina.
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.