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Genus Paracotalpa

Nevada Beetle - Paracotalpa puncticollis 'Little Bear' Scarab Beetle - Paracotalpa ursina Scarab  - Paracotalpa Paracotalpa granicollis Scarab Beetle - Paracotalpa Impaled on short creosote branch by Loggerhead Shrike - Paracotalpa deserta Impaled on short creosote branch by Loggerhead Shrike - Paracotalpa deserta Paracotalpa granicollis? - Paracotalpa
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
Explanation of Names
Paracotalpa Ohaus 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. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 42: 190-200. (Full text)
Internet References
type specimens: 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.