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Species Trichiotinus piger

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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 Cetoniinae (Fruit and Flower Chafers)
Tribe Trichiini
Genus Trichiotinus
Species piger (Trichiotinus piger)
Other Common Names
Bee-Like Flower Scarab
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Trichiotinus piger (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Trichius piger Fabricius 1775
Explanation of Names
pigr - Latin for 'slow, sluggish' (1)
8-12 mm (2)
Similar to T. affinis. See print references.
e US (TX-FL-VT-MN) (3)
Adults found on flowers.
May (8), June (62), July (37), August (2) in NE (2)
May-July in NC, SC
See genus guide page for details.
See Also
Trichiotinus affinis and other dark Trichiotinus.
Print References
Brimley, p. 208, lists from most of NC--T. affinis only from mountains in that state. (4)
Harpootlian, pp. 122-124, keys from T. affinis (5)
Internet References
Texas Entomolgy - Mike Quinn, 2005
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.The Scarabaeoid Beetles of Nebraska
Brett C. Ratcliffe & M.J. Paulsen. 2008. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 22, 570 pp.
3. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
4.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
5.Scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of South Carolina
Phillip J. Harpootlian. 2001. Clemson University Public Service.