Phileurus valgus (Olivier, 1789) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae)

Phileurus valgus (Olivier, 1789)
Scarabaeus valgus Olivier, 1789 (original combination).
Scarabaeus castaneus Haldeman, 1843 (synonym).
Phileurus capra Bates, 1888 (synonym).
Phileurus valgus septentrionis Kolbe, 1910 (synonym).
Phileurus meridionalis Kolbe, 1910 (synonym).
Phileurus valgus antillarum Prell, 1912 (subspecies)
Phileurus texensis Casey, 1915 (synonym).
Phileurus carolinae Casey, 1915 (synonym).
Phileurus sulcifer Casey, 1915 (synonym).
Phileurus floridanus Casey, 1915 (synonym).
Phileurus clathratus Casey, 1915 (synonym).

 

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Collection Sites: Louisiana (Caddo Parish-Shreveport; Rapides Parish-Elmer)

Descriptions: Adults attracted to light. Size is around 18.0-28.8mm (Ratcliffe et al. 2013).

References:
Ratcliffe, B. C. and M. J. Paulsen. 2008.
The scarabaeoid beetles of Nebraska (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea). Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum 22: 1–570.

Ratcliffe, B. C., R. D. Cave, and E. B. Cano. 2013. The dynastine scarab beetles of Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae). Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum 27: 1-666.

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