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Genus Strigoderma

Small beetle - Strigoderma pygmaea Pygmy Chafer - Strigoderma pygmaea Strigoderma? - Strigoderma Beetle feeding on Argemone albiflora - Strigoderma Scarab - Strigoderma pimalis Scarab - Strigoderma pimalis - - Strigoderma Strigoderma arbicola - Strigoderma
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
5 spp. in our area, 9 spp. total(1)
5-13 mm
Nearctic genus (Canada to Mexico)(1)
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.
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.