Germarostes globosus

Pill Scarab Beetle


Germarostes globosus, Pill Scarab (Contractile Scarab) Beetle, West Virginia image

 

 

Family: Hybosoridae

Subfamily: Ceratocanthinae

Length: beetle in photo 3 mm

 

Species in this genus are found in both North and South America.

Germarostes globosus is found in the southeastern United States and in Mexico (Ocampo, 2005).

Photo location: Hacker's Creek, Upshur County, West Virginia.


 

Scavenger Scarab (Pill Scarab) Beetle, Germarostes globosus


Note that this is both the family page for Hybosoridae and the species page for Germarostes globosus


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