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Species Phyllophaga psiloptera

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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 Melolonthini
Genus Phyllophaga (May Beetles)
No Taxon (Subgenus Phyllophaga)
Species psiloptera (Phyllophaga psiloptera)
Explanation of Names
Phyllophaga (Phyllophaga) psiloptera Sanderson, 1939
psiloptera (G). 'bare winged' (1)
Range
Endemic to w. TX (Brewster & Davis Co.) (2)
Habitat
Chisos and Davis Mtns (2)
Remarks
Type Locality: Chisos Mountains, Blue creek, elevation 6,000 ft. Brewster Co., Texas. Howden (1960) also recorded it from the Chisos Mountains. Riley & Wolfe (2003) collected this species in the Davis Mountains at elevations ranging from 4,900 to 6,180 feet. (2)
Print References
Howden H. 1960. A new species of Phyllophaga from the Big Bend region of Texas and Coahuila, with notes on other Scarabaeidae of the area The Canadian Entomologist. 92: 457-464.
Riley, E.G. & C.S. Wolfe. 2003. An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement, no. 26. 37 pp.
Sanderson, M.W. 1939. A new genus of Scarabaeidae with descriptions and notes on Phyllophaga. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 12(1): 1-15.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas.
Edward G. Riley & Charles S. Wolfe. 2003. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement. 37 pp.