Anomala tibialis Schaeffer, 1906

Padre Island tibial scarab, Tibial scarab



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Invalid (junior homonym). The replacement name is Anomala schaefferi (Seidel, 2021).

Last record: 19 May 1976



Padre Island, Texas, USA


Biology & Ecology




1 specimen is in the collection of the Texas A&M University, Kingsville. A further preserved specimen exists (


For photos of a preserved individual of Anomala tibialis, see:






Original scientific description:

Schaeffer, C. (1906). Notes on some species of the genus Anomala with descriptions of new species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 14(1): 1-5.


Other references:

NatureServe. (2011). NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Version 7.1. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available (Accessed: September 17, 2011).

Riley, Edward G. and Wolfe, Charles S. (2003). An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement No. 26: 1-37.

Seidel, Matthias. (2021). New records of Anomala tibialis Lansberge, 1886 and a new replacement name for Anomala tibialis Schaeffer, 1906 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anomalini). Zootaxa 4966(4): 494-496.


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