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Species Aphonus castaneus

Rhinoceros Beetle - Aphonus castaneus - female
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 Dynastinae (Rhinoceros Beetles)
Tribe Pentodontini
Genus Aphonus
Species castaneus (Aphonus castaneus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aphonus castaneus (Melsheimer, 1846)
Size
8.6 to 12.2 mm (1)
Identification
Small (12.2 mm or less), clypeo-frontal carina lacking, clypeus punctate-rugulose, subapical carina of clypeus with middle tooth reduced or lacking, prosternum small/triangular. (1)
Range
Eastern U.S., mostly coastal plain distribution from AL to ME, also recorded inland from TN. (1)
Works Cited
1.A Review of the North American Genus Aphonus Leconte (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae)
B. D. Gill and H. F. Howden. 1985. The Coleopterists Bulletin 39(2): 119-129.