Dynastes

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Dynastes
Dynastes.granti.mounted.jpg
Dynastes granti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Scarabaeidae
Subfamily: Dynastinae
Genus: Dynastes
Kirby, 1825
Synonyms
  • Satanix
  • Theogenes Burmeister, 1847

Dynastes is a genus of large beetles belonging to the family Scarabaeidae.


Species[edit]

There are eight species in the genus:

[2]

Description[edit]

Dynastinae head and prothorax showing the pliers

Species of this genus may have greenish-gray or black elytra, often mottled with dark dots. The males bear two long horns forming a plier. In males the pronotum has a long horn with reddish setae beneath. This pronotal horn lacks in females.[3]


Distribution[edit]

These species are present in the Nearctic ecozone and in the Neotropical ecozone, from southern and eastern up to central Mexico and Bolivia.[3]


Gallery[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maya white beetle, Open Cage
  2. ^ Biolib
  3. ^ a b Generic Guide to New World Scarab Beeles