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Species Phyllophaga cribrosa

Emerging scarab beetle - Phyllophaga cribrosa Lawn Beetle - Phyllophaga cribrosa May beetle in late November? - Phyllophaga cribrosa May beetle - Phyllophaga cribrosa unkn beetle - Phyllophaga cribrosa Phyllophaga cribrosa (LeConte) - Phyllophaga cribrosa Phyllophaga cribrosa (LeConte) - Phyllophaga cribrosa Phyllophaga cribrosa (LeConte) - Phyllophaga cribrosa
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 cribrosa (Phyllophaga cribrosa)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phyllophaga cribrosa (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Lachnosterna cribrosa LeConte 1853
16 to 23 mm (1)
Oval and convex. Shining black. Distinctive elytral furrows. Antennae 10-segmented. This beetle is flightless (MacRae, 2013, An interesting flightless May beetle).
NM-TX-OK - Map (1)(2)(3)
March-July (1), (BG data)
Host family: grass (1)
Often a serious crop pest (1)

"Observed emerging from St. Augustinegrass lawn and adjacent bermudagrass field by thousands." - n. Texas
See Also
Phyllophaga epigaea (Wickham)
- Rare; Range: c. to w. TX; Size: 12.5-14 mm (Also note lack of elytral furrows)
Det. W.B. Warner 2008
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1853. Description of twenty new species of Coleoptera inhabiting the United States. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 6: 226-235.
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
Works Cited
1.May Beetles of the United States and Canada
Luginbill and Painter. 1953. USDA Technical Bulletin No. 1060.
2.An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas.
Edward G. Riley & Charles S. Wolfe. 2003. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement. 37 pp.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)