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Species Polyphylla decemlineata - Ten-lined June Beetle

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea (Scarab, Stag and Bess Beetles)
Family Scarabaeidae (Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Melolonthinae (May Beetles and Junebugs)
Tribe Melolonthini
Genus Polyphylla (Lined June Beetles)
Species decemlineata (Ten-lined June Beetle)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Polyphylla decemlineata (Say)
Orig. Comb: Melolontha decemlineata Say 1824
22-28 mm.
Brown, body with yellow and white scales each located within a puncture; elytra with broad white stripes; antennal plates very large.
w. NA (BG data)
Larvae live in soil.
Adults are attracted to lights at night.
mostly Jun-Aug (BG data)
Life Cycle
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