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Species Phanaeus vindex - Rainbow Scarab

 
 
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American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
By Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.)
CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL, 2002
The new standard for North American Beetles, replaces the older Arnett volume. Keys, descriptions and figures to genus.

American Beetles, Volume I: Archostemata, Myxophaga, Adephaga, Polyphaga: Staphyliniformia
By Arnett, R.H., Jr., and M. C. Thomas. (eds.)
CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL, 2000
The new standard for North American Beetles, replaces the older Arnett volume. Keys, descriptions and figures to genus.

Revision of Phanaeus MacLeay, A New World genus of scarabaeine dung beetles
By Edmonds, W.D. 1994
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Contributions to Science 443, 1994
Beautifully illustrated revision of this very popular group

The Beetles of Northeastern North America, Vol. 1 and 2.
By Downie, N.M., and R.H. Arnett
The Sandhill Crane Press, Gainesville, FL, 1996
The best book available for the NE fauna. Some of the nomenclature is out of date - seems to be changing very quickly these days.

A multilingual key to the genera and subgenera of the subfamily Scarabaeinae of the New World (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
By Fernando Z. Vaz-de-Mello, et al.
Zootaxa, Vol. 2854, pp. 1–73, 2011

The species of Scarabaeidae (Coleoptera) associated with sugarcane in south Florida
By R.D. Gordon and D.M. Anderson
The Florida Entomologist, 64 (1): 119-138 , 1981
"Those species of Scarabaeidae known to be associated with sugarcane in the Lake Okeechobee area of Florida are discussed and delineated. The species are: Phyllophaga latifrons (LeConte), Anomala marginata (F.), Cyclocephala parallela Casey, Dyscinetus morator (F.), Ligyrus subtropicus (Blatchley), and Euphoria sepulchralis (F.). Descriptions and illustrations of the larvae of all these species are presented as well as descriptions and illustrations of the adults of all species except Euphoria sepulchralis (F.). A key to the south Florida species of the genus Cyclocephala is also included."

A catalog of the Coleoptera of America North of Mexico: Family Scarabaeidae, Subfamilies Rutelinae and Dynastinae
By Hardy A.
USDA Agric. Handbook 529-34b, 57 pp., 1991

The Scarab Beetles of Florida
By Robert Woodruff
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 1973
Full title: Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas. Volume 8. The Scarab Beetles of Florida (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Part I. The Laparosticti (Subfamilies: Scarabaeinae, Aphodiinae, Hybosorinae, Ochodaeinae, Geotrupinae, Acanthocerinae). Part II covers May Beetles (Phyllophaga).

Has black-and-white photos. Apparently out of print, but still available from some suppliers--see comments. Also available on-line:
http://ufdc.ufl.edu/fast1/results/?t=scarab

Link updated 7 February 2012--thanks for the comments!

 
 
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