Beetles of the South Texas Sand Plains

Map of South Texas Sand Plains

The coastal sand plains of south Texas harbor some interesting beetles.
Below are some species that are mostly found in this unique region.

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Dromochorus velutinigrens

Galerita (Progaleritina) reichardti Ball and Nimmo - Galerita reichardti

Aphonus brevicruris Cartwright - Aphonus brevicruris Aphonus brevicruris Cartwright - Aphonus brevicruris

Diplotaxis rex Vaurie - Diplotaxis rex Diplotaxis rex Vaurie - Diplotaxis rex

Phyllophaga (Phyllophaga) riviera Reinhard - Phyllophaga riviera - male Phyllophaga (Phyllophaga) riviera Reinhard - Phyllophaga riviera - male

Bradycinetulus rex Cartwright - Bradycinetulus rex Bradycinetulus rex Cartwright - Bradycinetulus rex Bradycinetulus rex Cartwright - Bradycinetulus rex Bradycinetulus rex Cartwright - Bradycinetulus rex

Padre Island Tibial Scarab - Anomala tibialis Padre Island Tibial Scarab - Anomala tibialis

Cotinis (Criniflava) boylei Goodrich - Cotinis boylei Cotinis (Criniflava) boylei Goodrich - Cotinis boylei Cotinis (Criniflava) boylei Goodrich - Cotinis boylei

Euphoria anneae (Howden) - Euphoria anneae Euphoria anneae (Howden) - Euphoria anneae

Dellacasiellus griffini Gordon and Skelley - Aphodius griffini

Isohydnocera albocincta (Horn) - Isohydnocera albocincta

Phyllobaenus tricolor (Schaeffer) - Phyllobaenus tricolor

Lobometopon ovale (Casey) - Lobometopon ovale Lobometopon ovale (Casey) - Lobometopon ovale

Squamanotoxus balsasensis (Werner) - Squamanotoxus balsasensis

Tanyochraethes tildeni Chemsak & Linsley - Tanyochraethes tildeni Tanyochraethes tildeni Chemsak & Linsley - Tanyochraethes tildeni Tanyochraethes tildeni Chemsak & Linsley - Tanyochraethes tildeni

Crossidius humeralis quadrivittatus Penrose - Crossidius humeralis

Cryptocephalus downiei E. Riley & Gilbert  - Cryptocephalus downiei Cryptocephalus downiei E. Riley & Gilbert  - Cryptocephalus downiei Cryptocephalus downiei E. Riley & Gilbert  - Cryptocephalus downiei

Coelocephalapion fumitarse (Fall) - Coelocephalapion fumitarse Coelocephalapion fumitarse (Fall) - Coelocephalapion fumitarse Coelocephalapion fumitarse (Fall) - Coelocephalapion fumitarse

Haplorhynchites n. sp.   - Haplorhynchites Haplorhynchites n. sp.   - Haplorhynchites

Cionopsis maculata Burke - Cionopsis maculata Cionopsis maculata Burke - Cionopsis maculata Cionopsis maculata Burke - Cionopsis maculata

Mitostylus elongatus Van Dyke - Mitostylus elongatus Mitostylus elongatus Van Dyke - Mitostylus elongatus Mitostylus elongatus Van Dyke - Mitostylus elongatus

Pandeleteius longicollis Champion - Pandeleteius longicollis Pandeleteius longicollis Champion - Pandeleteius longicollis
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Bousquet, Y. 2012. Catalogue of Geadephaga (Coleoptera, Adephaga) of America, north of Mexico. ZooKeys 245: 1–1722.

Hovore, F.T., R.L. Penrose & R.W. Neck. 1987. The Cerambycidae, or longhorned beetles, of southern Texas: a faunal survey (Coleoptera). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 44(13): 283-334, 20 figs.

Riley, E.G. and C.S. Wolfe. 2003. An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement, no. 26. 37 pp.


26 Sept 2019 Mike Quinn / entomike@gmail.com / Texas Entomology