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A monograph of the genus Polyphylla Harris in America north of Mexico.
By Young, R.M.
Bulletin of The University of Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln. 11(2): 1-116., 1988
Cite: 549486
Ronald M. Young. 1988. A monograph of the genus Polyphylla Harris in America north of Mexico (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae). Bulletin of The University of Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln. 11(2): 1-116.

B/W photos, drawings, maps, tables. This monographic work is the definitive volume on those "10-lined June beetles" you might have seen under summer street lights.

Twenty-eight species are defined and clustered into four species complexes which makes the intraspecific variation clear and understandable. Two keys to species are provided, one using genitalic characters and one not.

A distribution map is provided for each species. Distribution and isolating mechanisms, pheromones, phylogenetic analysis and an analysis of dispersal and differentiation of species finishes this comprehensive work.

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