Dynastes tityus (Linnaeus, 1763) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae)

Dynastes tityus (Linnaeus, 1763)
Scarabaeus tityus Linnaeus, 1763 (original combination).

Dynastes tityus male.jpg

(Pictured specimen is reared male. Image of females will be updated in the near future.)

Description: One of two Dynastes species occurring in North America, the other one is Dynastes grantii Horn, 1870. Two species do not overlap the distribution. D. tityus occurs in Texas-Florida-New York, while D. grantii occurs in Arizona-Utah and northern Mexico. Five female specimens collected with light trap of metal halide + black light and mercury vapor + blacklight combinations from July 1st to July 6th, 2016 in central Louisiana.

Following image is one of those five females in collection site:

dsc01503(2 July 2016. @Central Louisiana)

References:
Moore, M. R. 2006. http://www.museum.unl.edu/research/entomology/Guide/Scarabaeoidea/Scarabaeidae/Dynastinae/Dynastinae-Tribes/Dynastini/Dynastes/D-tityus/Dtityus.html

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