Pentodontini in the subfamily Dynastinae.
I could reliably get it to species if in hand.



Brett C. Ratcliffe

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From: Barry OConnor <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Reply-To: Scarab Beetle Taxonomy Discussion List <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:54:22 -0400
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Subject: possible ID on Kenyan scarab?

Dear Colleagues - Some years ago, I removed mites from an undetermined scarab in our collection collected by my late colleague T.H. Hubbell. In trying to get all my hold-up materlal curated before our upcoming collection move, I thought I'd ask if anyone might be able to identify this specimen in the attached photos (to some level at least?).
The label reads: KENYA: Lake Naivasha/Lodia Farm/28 Sept. 1970/T.H. Hubbell#19.
All the best! - Barry

-So many mites, so little time!

Barry M. OConnor
Professor  & Curator
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Michigan                  phone: 734-763-4354
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