Other Common Names
Adults: June Bugs, June Beetles; larvae: White Grubs, True White Grubs
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Adult 12-25 mm, larva 20-45 mm
Revision of our fauna in (5)
; key to SC species (6)
Species are best identified by examination of genitalia (both males and females can be used). Some external details that can aid in identification [based on a comment by Blaine Mathison] are:
1) complete antennomeres (9 vs 10 segments)
2) dorsal habitus (especially with good view of clypeus)
3) middle and hind tibial spurs
4) middle and hind tarsal claws
These will not always guarantee an ID, but can be very helpful.
Larvae: roots and decaying vegetation in the soil
Adults: leaves of various plants
Riley, E.G. 1988. The Phyllophaga of Louisiana (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Unpublished Thesis, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. xiv + 436 pp.