Paul E. Skelley

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I have a general interest in most beetles and have dabbled in several families. However, the focus of my knowledge and research is with the Erotylidae, Aphodiinae, and scarabs in the southeastern US. Present scarab research includes descriptions of several new taxa in the southeastern US as well as an annotated checklist and key to genera of New World Aphodiinae. Realizing that one must do apparently odd things to get good beetles, any stories of my collecting activities are probably true.

Florida State Collection of Arthropods
P.O.Box 147100
1911 SW 34th Steet
Gainesville FL 32614-7100

PHONE: (352) 372-3505
FAX: (352) 334-0737


Skelley, P. E. 1991. Observations on the biology of Stephanucha thoracica Casey (Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 45:176-188.

Skelley, P. E. and R. E. Woodruff. 1991. Five new species of Aphodius from Florida pocket gopher burrows (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). The Florida Entomologist 74:517-536.

Skelley, P. E. and R. D. Gordon. 1995. A new species of Aphodius (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from Alabama pocket gopher burrows. Insecta Mundi 9:217-219.

Skelley, P. E. 2000. Scientific Note. New record for Tesarius Rakovic in South America (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae: Psammodiini). Insecta Mundi 14(4):240.

Skelley, P. E., and R. Morris. 2001. Rediscovery of Anomala exigua (Schwarz) (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae), with notes on its natural history. Coleopterists Bulletin. 55(4): 475-480.

Skelley, P. E., and R. D. Gordon. 2001 [2002]. Scarab beetles from pocket gopher burrows in the southeastern United States (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Insecta Mundi 15(2):77-93.

Skelley, P. E., and R. D. Gordon. 2002. Family 34. Scarabaeidae. Subfamily Aphodiinae. Pp. 42-48. In: R. H. Arnett, Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank (eds.). American Beetles. Volume 2. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL, 861 pp.

Skelley, P.E. 2003. Book Review of: Harpootlian, P. J. 2001. Scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of South Carolina. Biota of South Carolina. Vol. 2. Florida Entomologist 86(4):496.

Stebnicka, Z. T., M. Dellacasa and P. E. Skelley. 2004. Review of New World Aegialiini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), with descriptions of two new genera from South America. Insecta Mundi 17(1-2)[2003]:73-83.

Skelley, P. E. 2004. Review of the tribe Melolonthini in the southeastern United States (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae). Insecta Mundi 17(3-4)[2003]: 129-156.

Skelley, P. E. 2004. Ataeniopsis edistoi (Cartwright) in Florida (Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Insecta Mundi 17(3-4)[2003]: 208.

Skelley, P. E., and H. F. Howden. 2004. A new species of Lomanoxia Martínez from Costa Rica (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Insecta Mundi 17(3-4)[2003]: 185-190.

Stebnicka, Z. T. and P. E. Skelley. 2005. Review of some New World aphodiine genera and descriptions of new species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Acta zoologica cracoviensia 48B(1-2): 23-42.
Warner, W. B. and P. E. Skelley. 2006. Four new Aphodius Illiger from pocket gopher burrows in Arizona, Utah, Kansas and Nebraska (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Insect Mundi 20(1-2): 55-62.
Skelley, P. E. 2006. A revision of the genus Geopsammodius Gordon and Pittino, 1992 (Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae: Psammodiini). Insecta Mundi 20(1-2): 101-112.
Gordon, R. D. and P. E. Skelley. 2007. A monograph of the Aphodiini inhabiting the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 79: 580 p.

Skelley, P. E. 2007a. Generic limits of the Rhyparini with respect to the genus Termitodius Wasmann, 1894 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Insecta Mundi 0009: 1-9.
Skelley, P. E. 2007b. Ozodius, n. gen., for the Australian members of the genus Drepanocanthoides Schmidt (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Insecta Mundi 0015: 1-2.
Skelley, P. E. 2007c. New South American taxa of Odontolochini Stebnicka and Howden (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Insecta Mundi 0022: 1-15.

Skelley, P. E., M. Dellacasa, G. Dellacasa, and R. D. Gordon. 2007. Checklist of the Aphodiini of Mexico, Central and South America (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Insecta Mundi 0014: 1-14.
Smith, A. B. T. and P. E. Skelley. 2007. A review of the Aphodiinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of southern South America. Zootaxa 1458: 1-80.
Skelley, P. E., M. Dellacasa, and G. Dellacasa. 2009. Gordonius rhinocerillus, a new genus and species of Colombian Aphodiini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Insecta Mundi 0067: 1-4

Stebnicka, Z. T. and P. E. Skelley. 2009a. A revision of the genus Haroldiataenius Chalumeau (Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae: Eupariini). Insecta Mundi  0062: 1-16.
Stebnicka, Z. T. and P. E. Skelley. 2009b. Taxonomic redefinition of the genera Parataenius Balthasar and Pseudataenius Brown, with descriptions of three new species (Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae: Eupariini). Insecta Mundi 0066: 1-18.

Skelley, P.E. 2009. A new species of Polyphylla Harris from peninsular Florida (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) with a key to species of the pubescens species group. Insecta Mundi 0085: 1-14.


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