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Subspecies Phanaeus triangularis texensis

Texas Black Phanaeus, Phanaeus triangularis texensis - Phanaeus triangularis - female Texas Black Phanaeus, Phanaeus triangularis texensis - Phanaeus triangularis - female Texas Black Phanaeus, Phanaeus triangularis texensis - Phanaeus triangularis - male Phanaeus triangularis texensis Edmonds - Phanaeus triangularis - female bronze phanaeus - Phanaeus triangularis - male Phanaeus triangularis texensis Edmonds - Phanaeus triangularis - male Rainbow Scarab Phanaeus? - Phanaeus triangularis dung beetle - Phanaeus triangularis - male
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 Scarabaeinae (Dung Beetles)
Tribe Phanaeini
Genus Phanaeus (Rainbow Scarabs)
Species triangularis (Phanaeus triangularis)
Subspecies texensis (Phanaeus triangularis texensis)
Explanation of Names
Phanaeus triangularis texensis Edmonds, 1994
Identification
major male:


minor male:
(rare color form)

female:
Range
TX-OK / Coahuila, Mex. (Edmonds, 1994), (BG data)
County Map - (Quinn, 2008)
Season
Mostly Apr (Full: Apr-Nov) (per 101 spmns in the TAMUIC)
Food
Adults generally feed on mammalian dung.
Print References
Edmonds, W.D. 1994. Revision of Phanaeus Macleay, a New World genus of Scarabaeine dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae). Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Contributions in Science 443: 1-105.
Fincher, G.T, R.R. Blume, J.S. Hunter III, & K.R. Beerwinkle. 1986. Seasonal distribution and diel flight activity of dung-feeding scarabs in open and wooded pastures in East-central Texas. Southwestern Entomologist Supplement 10: 1-35.
Richardson, P.Q. & R.H. Richardson. 2000. Dung beetles improve the soil community (Texas/Oklahoma). Ecological Restoration, 18(2): 116-117.
Internet References
Texas Entomology - Mike Quinn, 2008