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Species Phyllophaga hirtiventris

Guide d’identification des Scarabées du Québec (Coleoptera : Scarabaeoidea)
By Martin Hardy
Entomofaune du Quebec inc, 2014
To order online:

In french BUT all keys are both in french and english. Well done!

Flight activity and relative abundance of phytophagous scarabs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) from two locations in Florida
By Buss, E.A.
Florida Entomologist 89: 32-40., 2006
Online here

Checklist and Nomenclatural Authority File of the Scarabaeoidea of the Nearctic Realm. Version 4.
By Andrew B. T. Smith.
Electronically published, Ottawa, Canada. 97 pp., 2009
Link to this his 97 page electronic publication which is available as a PDF file or a Microsoft Word file.

Smith, A.B.T. 2009. Checklist and Nomenclatural Authority File of the Scarabaeoidea of the Nearctic Realm. Version 4. Electronically published, Ottawa, Canada. 97 pp.

Coverage includes Canada, the continental United States, and the northern Mexican states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Durango, Nuevo Leon, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, and Zacatecas.

Note, I realize that this is a 'duplication' of an existing link, but this 97 page electronic publication is worthy of being listed as a book.

Dung beetles of central and eastern North Carolina cattle pastures
By Bertone M., Watson W., Stringham M., Green J., Washburn S., Poore M., Hucks M.
NCSU. 7 pp.
Full text

not dated

Indigenous and exotic dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae and Geotrupidae) collected in Florida cattle pastures
By Kaufman P.E., Wood L.A.
Ann. Ent. Soc. Amer. 105: 225-231, 2012

Dung beetles (Col.: Scarabaeidae & Geotrupidae) of North Carolina cattle pastures and their implications for pasture improvement
By Bertone M.A.
Raleigh, NC. 159 pp., 2004
MS thesis
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New Coleoptera records from New Brunswick, Canada: Geotrupidae and Scarabaeidae
By Webster R.P., Sweeney J.D., Demerchant I.
Zookeys 179: 27-40, 2012

An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas.
By Edward G. Riley & Charles S. Wolfe.
Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement. 37 pp., 2003
Full PDF


A list of 544 species/subspecies of Scarabaeoidea recorded from Texas is presented. Each species on the list is annotated with within-state distributional data by recording its presence in each of seven regions of Texas, or by providing the source for less precise Texas records.

Twelve species on the list are represented by dubious Texas records and are recommended for removal from future tabulations of Texas Coleoptera.

Forty-eight species are documented from Texas for the first time. Aphodius giuliani Gordon, Diplotaxis simplex Blanchard and Phanaeus adonis Harold are recorded from America north of Mexico for the first time.