Overview

Brief Summary

Rhinoceros Beetle

A large (25-28 mm) distinctive scarab found in eastern North America, where it is the only representative of its genus. Major males have a single prominent horn. Adults feed on ash (Fraxinus) foliage, and larvae feed on the roots of ash and/or decaying organic matter. Adults fly to lights, which is where they are encountered most often.

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Distribution

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

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Physical Description

Type Information

Type for Xyloryctes obsolescens Casey, 1915
Catalog Number: USNM
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Entomology
Sex/Stage: ; Adult
Preparation: Pinned
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Wilw. Co.; Wis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
  • Type: Casey. A Review of the American Species of Rutelinae, Dynastinae and Cetoniinae. Memoirs on the Coleoptera VI. 256.
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Type for Xyloryctes tenuicornutus Casey, 1915
Catalog Number: USNM
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Entomology
Sex/Stage: ; Adult
Preparation: Pinned
Collector(s): Unknown
Locality: St. Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United States
  • Type: Casey. A Review of the American Species of Rutelinae, Dynastinae and Cetoniinae. Memoirs on the Coleoptera VI. 255.
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Type for Xyloryctes hebes Casey, 1915
Catalog Number: USNM
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Entomology
Sex/Stage: ; Adult
Preparation: Pinned
Locality: Fort Wingate, New Mexico, United States
  • Type: Casey. A Review of the American Species of Rutelinae, Dynastinae and Cetoniinae. Memoirs on the Coleoptera VI. 257.
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Type for Xyloryctes faunus Casey, 1895
Catalog Number: USNM
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Entomology
Sex/Stage: ; Adult
Preparation: Pinned
Locality: Ariz., Cochise, Arizona, United States
  • Type: Casey. 1895. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 8: 609.
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Type for Xyloryctes lacustris Casey, 1915
Catalog Number: USNM
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Entomology
Sex/Stage: ; Adult
Preparation: Pinned
Collector(s): Unknown
Locality: St. Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United States
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Xyloryctes jamaicensis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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