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Genus Chrysina

Chrysina gloriosa, Madera canyon - Chrysina gloriosa Chrysina gloriosa - Glorious Scarab - Chrysina gloriosa C. Scarabidae Chrysina woodii? - Chrysina lecontei Glorious Scarab - Chrysina gloriosa Male, Chrysina lecontei? - Chrysina lecontei - male Beyer's Scarab - Chrysina beyeri Male, Chrysina gloriosa - Chrysina gloriosa - male Male, Beyer's Scarab - Chrysina beyeri - 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 Rutelinae (Shining Leaf Chafers)
Tribe Rutelini
Genus Chrysina
Explanation of Names
Chrysina Kirby 1828
Numbers
4 spp. in our area, ~100 total(1)
Range
sw. US to n. South America(1)(2); in our area: C. beyeri AZ; C. lecontei NM, AZ; C. gloriosa TX-AZ; C. woodi TX-NM
(all our spp. range into n. Mexico)
Print References
Hawks D.C. (2001) Taxonomic and nomenclatural changes in Chrysina and synonymic checklist of species (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae). Occasional Papers of the Consortium Coleopterorum 4: 1-8.
Internet References
article by Art Evans on discovery and natural history of 4 species in our area.
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.
2.A catalog of the Coleoptera of America North of Mexico: Family Scarabaeidae, Subfamilies Rutelinae and Dynastinae
Hardy A. 1991. USDA Agric. Handbook 529-34b, 57 pp.