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Species Anomala undulata

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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 Rutelinae (Shining Leaf Chafers)
Tribe Anomalini
Genus Anomala
Species undulata (Anomala undulata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anomala undulata Melsheimer, 1845
Syn: Anomala nigropicta Casey 1915
Size
7.5 to 10.5 mm (1)
Identification
Like A. innuba, but larger, head not distinctly bicolorous; scutellum mostly dark:
Range
TX-FL-NC-KY (2),(3),(BG data)
Minnesota to southern New England, to south central Texas and Florida. (1)
Habitat
Found on foliage and flowers of grasses, herbs, shrubs. Also comes to lights.
Season
Adults most often found in the spring (March-May) (1),(BG data) but adults and larvae may be found on roots of crops, such as cabbage, in winter (South Carolina).
Food
On broomsedge and roses; adults and larvae at cabbage roots in December.
See Also

Anomala innuba (Fabricius)
Print References
Harpootlian, pp. 99, 101, fig. 195--male genitalia (4)
Dillon, p. 543, plate 53 (5)
Melsheimer, F.E. 1845. Descriptions of new species of Coleoptera of the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 2(1844): 134-160.
Works Cited
1.Revision of the Scarabaeidae: Anomalinae. 3. A key to the species of Anomala of America north of Mexico
R.W. Potts. 1977. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 53: 129-134.
2.An Illustrated Inventory of the Beetles (Coleoptera) of Lick Creek Park, College Station, Texas
Edward G. Riley. 2013. Texas A&M University, Dept. Entomology, College Station.
3. A distributional checklist of the beetles (Coleoptera) of Florida.
Peck & Thomas. 1998. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville. 180 pp.
4.Scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of South Carolina
Phillip J. Harpootlian. 2001. Clemson University Public Service.
5.A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern North America
Dillon, Elizabeth S., and Dillon, Lawrence. 1961. Row, Peterson, and Company.