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Genus Eucanthus

Earth-Boring Dung Beetle - Eucanthus lazarus Scarab 3 - Eucanthus lazarus - male Eucanthus impressus  - Eucanthus impressus Geotrupidae - Eucanthus impressus Eucanthus - Eucanthus subtropicus Eucanthus sp. - Eucanthus Eucanthus? - Eucanthus beetle - Eucanthus
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 Geotrupidae (Earth-Boring Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Bolboceratinae
Genus Eucanthus
Explanation of Names
Eucanthus Westwood 1848
Numbers
6 spp. in our area, 9 total(1)
Identification
Eyes not completely divided by canthus:
-----Eucanthus-----|-----Odonteus-----

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median row of pronotal punctures extends down through the lateral pronotal ridge, almost to the head ... E. impressus
median row of pronotal punctures does not extend down past the lateral pronotal ridge ... E. lazarus
lateral edge of eye canthus protruding ... E. subtropicus
Range
mostly nearctic, plus 1 sp. in S. America and 2 spp. (may not be congeneric) in Australia(1)
in our area:
E. alutaceus Cartwright 1944 - FL (dorsum dull)
E. greeni Robinson 1948 - AZ-TX-MB-AB
E. impressus Howden 1964 - Great Plains (SD-CO-TX) & se. US to NJ. May be easily confused with E. lazarus
E. lazarus (Fabricius 1775) - ON & the US east of the Rockies
E. subtropicus Howden 1955 - se. US to NJ
Print References
(2)
Howden H.F. (1964) The Geotrupinae of North America and Central America. Mem. Ent. Soc. Canada 39: 1-91.
Works Cited
1.The Scarabaeoid Beetles of Nebraska
Brett C. Ratcliffe & M.J. Paulsen. 2008. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 22, 570 pp.
2.Biology and taxonomy of North American beetles of the subfamily Geotrupinae, with revisions of the genera....
H.F. Howden. 1955. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 104(3342): 151-319, plates 1-18.