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Species Euetheola rugiceps - Sugarcane Beetle

Rhinoceros Beetle (Dynastinae)? - Euetheola rugiceps Sugarcane beetle - Euetheola rugiceps black beetle at light at night - Euetheola rugiceps Euetheola humilis - Euetheola rugiceps - male Diplotaxis?  Species, if possible. - Euetheola rugiceps Eutheola or Dyscinetus? - Euetheola rugiceps scarab - Euetheola rugiceps On a house in Brandon, MS - Euetheola rugiceps
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 Pentodontini
Genus Euetheola
Species rugiceps (Sugarcane Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ligyrus rugiceps LeConte 1856; until recently considered a subspecies of E. humilis(1)
Explanation of Names
Euetheola rugiceps (LeConte)
rugiceps - wrinkle- or crease-headed
11.8-15.5 mm(1)
cylindrical; elytra rugose, with striae distinctly punctate; clypeus with two blunt teeth. Hind tarsi differentiate it from Dyscinetus morator
e. US (MD-FL to NE-TX) - Map (1)(2)
Adults feed on stalks of such plants as cotton, sugarcane, sweet potatoes, and corn; larvae, on decaying vegetation in soil.
Life Cycle
Adults overwinter in well-drained soil. Adults come to lights. Mating in soil; females lay up to 100 eggs over their lifespan. Larvae pupate after 2-3 months, pupal stage lasts about two weeks.
See Also
Dyscinetus morator (Fabricius)
- Size: 15.0-19.0; Range: e. US
Det. E. G. Riley 2009
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.The Dynastine Scarab Beetles of the USA and Canada (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae)
Brett C. Ratcliffe & Ronald D. Cave. 2017. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 30, 298 pp.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)