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Silky May Beetle - Serica

Silky May Beetle - Serica
Mobile (Dog River), Mobile County, Alabama, USA
March 11, 2012
I don't recognize this Christmas-ornament-looking beetle. Thanks

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Serica sp.
Moved from Beetles. Examination of male genitalia usually needed for species ID. Probably about 3 species in your area look like this.

 
can we...
safely rule-out Maladera from this image? Can't quite see the hind tibae well and Maladera will cast a rainbow sheen, too. I've been fooled in the past...

 
good point
I also considered that. While I suppose it's hard to completely rule it out, usually Maladera are not as iridescent (or as dark colored) as seen here.

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