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Photo#109146
May Beetle - Phyllophaga prunina

May Beetle - Phyllophaga prunina
Sand Springs, Osage County, Oklahoma, USA
May 10, 2007
Size: 5/8"
Is this another variation of Phyllophaga ? It was almost black.

can i find this in philippine
can i find this in philippines?

Moved
Moved from May Beetles.

 
Any ideas on a similar beetle from NC
this one? Ventral view available:

I don't see Phyllophaga prunina on the guide for South Carolina (1)--I had hopes that was one as well.

from the way it looks it seem
from the way it looks it seems to be a may beetle

Similar to?...

which we think is a Phyllophaga, but nobody has gotten any more detail.

 
What other detail do you need
What other detail do you need ? I'm still seeing them around outside and can get more pics.

 
I'm clueless
Well, I just don't know how to use the keys for that genus--I looked at them in Phil's book (1) and could not get to square one. My recollection is that all sort of tiny technical characters, with which I am not familiar, are required. I tried to look at descriptions, searching for size and that peculiar gray pubescence, and I could get nowhere that way either. Perhaps Phil will chime in.

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