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Species Valgus hemipterus

Valgus hemipterus? - Valgus hemipterus - male beetle  - Valgus hemipterus beetle  - Valgus hemipterus beetle  - Valgus hemipterus Flower Chafer - Valgus hemipterus scarab - Valgus hemipterus scarab - Valgus hemipterus Flower Chafer - Valgus hemipterus
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 Cetoniinae (Fruit and Flower Chafers)
Tribe Valgini
Genus Valgus
Species hemipterus (Valgus hemipterus)
8-9 mm(1)
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in NA (OH-MI-so.ON; possibly expanding; first collected in MI 1980)(1)
Works Cited
1.Synopsis of scarab beetle tribe Valgini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) in the New World
M.L. Jameson, K.A. Swoboda. 2005. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Amer. 98(5): 658-672.