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Species Hybosorus illigeri

Scavenger Scarab Beetle - Hybosorus illigeri 050312Beetle2 - Hybosorus illigeri Hybosorus illigeri(?) - Hybosorus illigeri Hybosorus? - Hybosorus illigeri Small black beetle - Hybosorus illigeri Small black beetle - Hybosorus illigeri Hybosorus illigeri Reiche - Hybosorus illigeri Burgundy 'n' Black - Hybosorus illigeri
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 Hybosoridae (Scavenger Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Hybosorinae (Scavenger Scarab Beetles)
Genus Hybosorus
Species illigeri (Hybosorus illigeri)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hybosorus carolinus LeConte 1848
Hybosorus roei Westwood 1845
Explanation of Names
Hybosorus illigeri Reiche 1853
Size
7-9 mm(1)
Identification
Antenna distinctive with a 3-segmented club in which the basal antennomere of the club is hollowed out to receive the last two antennomeres(2)
Comparison to other scarabaeoid antennae here.
Range
adventive se US to CA (CA-FL-VA-KS) / widespread in the Neotropics(1), native to, and widespread in the Old World (so. Europe to India & most of Africa)(3)
Habitat
reported from turf in golf courses(2)
Season
May-Sept in TX, FL (BG data)
Food
Adults feed on both invertebrate and vertebrate carrion in early stages of decomposition(2)
Life Cycle
Larva described in Grebennikov (2004)(4)
Remarks
Attracted to lights; introduced into the US from Europe prior to the 1840's(2)
Print References
Ocampo F.C. (2002) Hybosorids of the United States and expanding distribution of the introduced species Hybosorus illigeri (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Hybosoridae). Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 95: 316-322. (Full text)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.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.
3.The Scarab Beetles of Florida
Robert Woodruff. 1973. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
4.Larvae of Ceratocanthidae and Hybosoridae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea): study of morphology, phylogenetic analysis...
Grebennikov V.V., Ballerio A., Ocampo F.C., Scholtz C.H. 2004. Systematic Entomology 29: 524–543.