Ronald M. Young


Ron Young
Ron Young.


Ron lives in Cody, Wyoming where he is the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Curator Emeritus of the Absaroka Natural History Trust. The Trust is a private foundation dedicated to the collection, identification, and conservation of the invertebrate fossil fauna of the Cody Shale Formation deposited in the Western Interior Seaway during Cretaceous times 144 – 66 MYA. Ron continues to trade scarabs of the subfamilies Rutelinae, Dynastinae, and Cetoniinae and the melolonthine genus Polyphylla. His collection fillssome 70 Cornell drawers. His primary interests are the systematics of the aforementioned taxa with special reference to the South Pacific and Asian regions.


Ronald M. Young

1526 Beck Ave


U.S.A. 82414 


TEL: (307) 587-0440



Young, R. M. 1966. A new species of Polyphylla and a designa-

        tion of two lectotypes (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 39(2): 233-236.

Young, R. M. 1967. Polyphylla Harris in America north of Mexico, Part I: the diffracta complex (Scarabaeidae:Melolonthinae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society

        93: 279-318.

Young, R. M. 1969. Ecosystem economy: Onthophagus using a Canthon brood ball. Coleopterists Bulletin 23(1): 24-25.

Young, R. M. 1969. Field observations on a midwinter breeding flight of Diamesa arctica (Diptera: Chironomidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 62(5): 1204.

Young, R. M. 1969. Field notes on a feeding swarm of Cheiroplatys clunalis (Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 62: 927-928.

Young, R. M. 1972. A new state record for Polyphylla and its zoogeographic implications (Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae). Coleopterists Bulletin 26(1): 31-34.

Young, R. M. 1986. Questions concerning a mass flight of Aphodius denticulatus Haldeman. Scarabaeus13 (July): 5.

Young, R. M. 1986. Three new species of North American Polyphylla Harris (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae). Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Science 14: 47-50.

Young, R. M. 1986. Mass emergences of the pine white Neophasia menapia menapia (Felder & Felder) in Colorado (Pieridae). Journal of the Lepidopterists Society 40(4): 314.

Young, R. M. 1987. Dusting behavior in Colias eurytheme. News of the Lepidopterists Society No. 1: 4. (not refereed).

Young, R. M. 1987. BOOK REVIEW. Flemming, W. A. 1984. Butterflies of West Malaysia and Singapore. ed. 2. Bulletin of the Entomological Society of America 33(2):103-104.

Young, R. M. 1987. First food plant records for Dichelonyx vicina columbiana Hopping (Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae. Coleopterists Bulletin 41(4): 302.

Young, R. M. 1988. A mongraph of the genus Polyphylla Harris in America north of Mexico. Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum. 11: 1-115.

Young, R. M. 1988. A new state record for Aphonus texanus Gill and Howden (Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae). Coleopterists Bulletin 42(4): 336.

Young, R. M. 1989. Butterfy Conservation: Dollars and Decisions about Wildlife. University of Nebraska State Museum Notes, October 75: 1-4.

Young, R. M. 1989. Euchirinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of the world: distribution and taxonomy. Coleopterists Bulletin 43(3):205-236.

Young, R. M. 1990. Where have all the butterflies gone? Environment West, Fall 2(1): 4-8.

Young, R. M. 1992. A new Cyclocephala from a Costa Rican cloud forest (Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae.  Coleopterists Bulletin 46(1): 52-55.

Young, R. M. 1999. A new country record for Chrysina karschi Nonfried (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae). Coleopterists Bulletin 53(2):126.

Young, R. M. 1999. A new Fruhstorferia Kolbe from the Dawna Ra Mountains, Myanmar (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae). Coleopterists Bulletin 53 (4): 355-358.

Young, R. M. 2002. A new Cotalpa Burmeister taken on post oak in eastern Texas with notes and a key to species in the genus (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae). Coleopterists Bulletin 55 (4): 473-479.

Young, R. M. 2002. New country records for Neotropical and Oriental Rutelinae (Scarabaeidae) Coleopterists Bulletin 55 (4): 540.

Young, R. M. and S. Letirant. 2005. A new Cyclocephala from montane Colombia. (Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae). Coleopterists Bulletin 59(2): 267-270.

Young, R. M. 2010. BOOK REVIEW. For the Love of Rhinoceros and Stag Beetles, ed.2. Colepterists Bulletin 64(4): 356-358.

Young, R. M. 2010. BOOK REVIEW. A Field Guide of the Dynastidae Family of the south of South America. Coleopterists Bulletin 64(4): 396-397

Young R. M. 2012. A diminutive new species of Dicronocephalus Hope (Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) from Xizang ZizHiqu (Tibet Autonomous Region, China) with a distributional analysis of the genus. Coleopterist Bulletin 66: 203-208.

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