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Species Tomarus relictus

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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 Tomarus (Carrot Beetles)
Species relictus (Tomarus relictus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tomarus relictus (Say)
Orig. Comb: Scarabaeus relictus Say 1825
Syn: Ligyrus relictus (Say)
body length 20-24 mm (BG data)
Unlike most Tomarus species, this one lacks apical depression on pronotum.
Body all-black with dense speckling of pale dots on pronotum and elytra; dots on elytra arranged in linear rows and also randomly between rows.
e NA (TX-NC-NB-MB) (1),(McNamara)
may be found on lawns but are not turf feeders; adults are attracted to light
Works Cited
1.An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas.
Edward G. Riley & Charles S. Wolfe. 2003. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement. 37 pp.