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Species Maladera japonica

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Classification
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 Melolonthinae (May Beetles and Junebugs)
Tribe Sericini
Genus Maladera
Species japonica (Maladera japonica)
Explanation of Names
Maladera japonica (Motschulsky 1860)
Range
native to E. Asia. Reported from VA (Steury & Paulsen 2022).
Remarks
Recently introduced from Asia (may have shown up in the last 20 years or so, per Paul Lago).
Print References
Steury BW and Paulsen MJ. 2022. The Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) of the George Washington Memorial Parkway,
Virginia, USA. The Maryland Entomologist 8(2):58–79.