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Genus Omorgus - Hastate Hide Beetles

Hide Beetle - Omorgus Hide Beetle - Omorgus Omorgus rubricans (Robinson) - Omorgus rubricans Hide Beetle - Omorgus suberosus Omorgus howelli (Howden and Vaurie) - Omorgus howelli Omorgus suberosus Unk insect - Omorgus Trogidae - Omorgus
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 Trogidae (Hide Beetles)
Genus Omorgus (Hastate Hide Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Omorgus Erichson 1847
Numbers
16 spp. in our area(1)(2) (all in the nominate subgenus), ~140 spp. in 3 subgenera worldwide(3)
Size
typically 9-20 mm
Identification
images of several spp.
Range
most diverse in warmer regions of the Old World (Africa, Australia, so. Asia)(3)
Print References
Harpootlian(4)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genus Trox in North America (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae)
Vaurie P. 1955. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 106: 1-89.
2.Two new species of Trox from Florida (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae)
Vaurie P., Howden H.F. 1957. American Museum novitates 1818: 1-6.
3.Checklist and bibliography of the Trogidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea)
Zidek J. 2013. Insecta Mundi 0314: 1-38.
4.Scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of South Carolina
Phillip J. Harpootlian. 2001. Clemson University Public Service.