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Texas Megasoma Scarab

Megasoma vogti Cartwright 1963

Family Scarabaeidae, Subfamily Dynastinae, Tribe Dynastini


Texas Megasoma Scarab - Megasoma vogti Cartwright 1963


Hebbronville, Jim Hogg Co., Texas
Mid October 2004 (John Acorn)

Texas County Records for Megasoma vogti

Texas Megasoma Scarab - Megasoma vogti Cartwright 1963

County Record Data from E.G. Riley, Nov. 2005

Range: South Texas to Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon Mexico.

Adult Activity: July to October

Similar Species: Seven species of Megasoma occur in the southwestern United States and Northern Mexico, only one of which occurs in Texas.

Weblinks: Megasoma vogti Cartwright, 1963 - Generic Guide to New World Scarab Beetles 


Arnett, R.H., Jr., M.C. Thomas, P.E. Skelley & J.H. Frank. (editors). 2002. American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea. CRC Press. 861 pp.

Cartwright, O.L. 1963. Two new species of Megasoma from the United States and Mexico (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Coleopterists Bulletin 17: 25-29.

Cartwright, O.L. 1970. The male of Megasoma vogti Cartwright (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 72: 224-226.

Endrödi, S. 1985. The Dynastinae of the World. Dr. W. Junk Publisher, Dordrecht. 800 pp., 46 plates.

Hardy, A.R. 1972. A brief revision of the North and Central American species of Megasoma. Canadian Entomologist 104: 767-777.

Lachaume, G. 1985. Dynastini 1: Dynastes-Megasoma-Golofa. Les Coléoptères du Monde, vol. 5. Sciences Nat, Venette, France. 85 pp., 29 plates.

Ratcliffe, B.C. & M.A. Morón. 2005. Larval descriptions of eight species of Megasoma Kirby (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) with a key for identification and notes on biology. Coleopterists Bulletin 59(1): 91-126.

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

Ritcher, P.O. 1966. White Grubs and Their Allies, a Study of North American Scarabaeoid Larvae. Oregon State University Monograph Series No. 4: 1-219.

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