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Genus Strigoderma

After the rain - Strigoderma arbicola Strigoderma arbicola (Fabricius) - Strigoderma arbicola Strigoderma - male - female Strigoderma - Shining Leaf Chafer - Strigoderma Sand Chafer? - Strigoderma Rutelinae (Shining Leaf Chafer), perhaps Strigoderma arbicola - Strigoderma Unknown Beetle? - Strigoderma Beetle - 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
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.
e. NA to AZ / Mex. (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. (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.