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Genus Germarostes

Beetle - Germarostes globosus Id request - Germarostes globosus Hybosoridae - Germarostes globosus little black beetle - Germarostes Hybosoridae Germarostes - Germarostes aphodioides Beetle - Germarostes Germarostes Beetle - Germarostes aphodioides
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 Hybosoridae (Scavenger Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Ceratocanthinae (Pill Scarab Beetles)
Genus Germarostes
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Acanthocerus MacLeay 1819 nec Palisot de Beauvois 1818
our spp. were treated in Cloeotus in the older literature; as currently defined, Cloeotus is restricted to S. America(1)
Explanation of Names
Germarostes Paulian 1982
2 spp. in our area (both in the nominal subgenus), ~70 spp. in 2 subgenera total(1)
Key to species(2)
Clypeus with numerous transverse incised lines, resembling a fingerprint; eyes emarginate anteriorly with elongate, narrow canthus; body form more rounded and globular; lateral elytral margin serrate anteriorly .......................... G. globosus (Say)

Clypeus with few transverse lines, not resembling a fingerprint; eyes emarginate anteriorly with short canthus; body form more elongate, less convex; lateral elytral margin entire ............................... G. aphodioides (Illiger)
neotropical group ranging into e. US(1)
Works Cited
1.Generic Guide to New World Scarab Beetles (by Brett Ratcliffe and Mary Liz Jameson)
2.The Scarab Beetles of Florida
Robert Woodruff. 1973. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.