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Species Euphoria discicollis

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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 Cetoniinae (Fruit and Flower Chafers)
Tribe Cetoniini
Genus Euphoria
Species discicollis (Euphoria discicollis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euphoria discicollis (Thomson)
Orig. Comb: Stephanucha discicollis Thomson 1878
Syn: Euphoria aestuosa Horn, 1880
Size
9-14 mm (1)
Identification
Variable (1), Godwin (2000) found reddish spmns in Texas.
Range
se US (TX-FL-GA-KS) (1)
Habitat
Gopher obligate, rarely found outside gopher burrows.
Season
Jan-May (1)
Life Cycle
Adults have been found in ant nests (2), rodents nests, feces, malt-baited pitfall traps, and at black lights. (1)
Remarks
Walter et al. (1938) report, "This adult scarabaeid was found apparently freshly emerged on March 14 in an abandoned [Atta texana] chamber containing waste material. In this same chamber were a number of pupal cells containing prepupae that may have been of this species. The walls of the pupal cells were composed of a mixture of earth and waste material firmly cemented together. They were quite hard, nearly round, and about an inch in diameter. Specimens taken for rearing were lost when the underground rearing chamber became flooded one night during a heavy rain." (2)
Print References
Godwin, W.B. 2000. Second record of Euphoria aestuosa Horn 1880 reared from dung chambers of Geomys breviceps Baird. Southwestern Entomologist 25: 145-147.
Walter, E.V., L. Seaton, and A.A. Mathewson. 1938. The Texas leaf-cutting ant and its control. USDA Circular No. 494: 1-18. (2)
Internet References
Horn's Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.Monographic revision of the American genus Euphoria Burmeister, 1842 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae)
Jesus Orozco. 2012. The Coleopterists Society.
2.The Texas leaf-cutting ant and its control.
Walter et al. 1938. USDA Circular No. 494: 1-18.