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Genus Strigoderma

Pygmy Chafer Beetle - Strigoderma pygmaea Strigoderma - male - female Strigoderma pimalis? - Strigoderma pimalis Lil beetle 2 - Strigoderma pygmaea Strigoderma pimalis? - Strigoderma pimalis Strigoderma - Strigoderma pimalis Small Rutelinae - Strigoderma pimalis - male Strigoderma pygmaea - male
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 Strigoderma
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Strigodermella Casey, Alamona Casey
Explanation of Names
Strigoderma Dejean 1836
Numbers
5 spp. in our area, 9 spp. total(1)
Size
5-13 mm
Identification
Base of pronotum rounded posteriorly; pygidium and abdominal sternites at sides without patches of dense, white setae; clypeus rounded or quadrate; apex of labrum moderately thick, broadly exposed beneath clypeal apex; mesepimeron narrowly exposed in front of elytra; base of pronotum narrower than base of elytra.
Range
Nearctic genus (Canada to Mexico)(1)
Remarks
Strigoderma spp. can be small [5-6 mm] and shiny [these were until recently placed in their own genus Strigodermella] or larger [8-13 mm], duller with more obvious elytral striae.
Print References
Bader A.M. (1992) A review of North and Central American Strigoderma. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 118: 269-355. Available through JSTOR.
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.