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Species Anomala orientalis - Oriental Beetle

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea
Family Scarabaeidae (Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Rutelinae (Shining Leaf Chafers)
Tribe Anomalini
Genus Anomala
Species orientalis (Oriental Beetle)
Other Common Names
Asiatic Beetle
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phyllopertha orientalis, Blitopertha orientalis, Anomala orientalis
Explanation of Names
Exomala orientalis (Waterhouse 1875)
7-13 mm(1)
adventive in e. NA (*NS-GA to ON-WI-*MO)(1)(2)(*BG data), and spreading; native to E. Asia
larvae in lawn soil, adults occasionally on flowers
mostly: May-Aug (BG data)
larvae feed on roots just beneath ground surface
Life Cycle
earliest US records: 1920s
See Also
Anomala innuba (Fabricius)
- Range: e. US
Det. E. G. Riley, 2010
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.Checklist of beetles (Coleoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Second edition
Bousquet Y., Bouchard P., Davies A.E., Sikes D.S. 2013. ZooKeys 360: 1–402.