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Species Cyclocephala melanocephala

Cyclocephala melanocephala? - Cyclocephala melanocephala Evicted from the deep, dark recesses of a locoweed blossom - Cyclocephala melanocephala Scarab - Cyclocephala melanocephala Female Cyclocephala melanocephala? - Cyclocephala melanocephala - female Female Cyclocephala melanocephala? - Cyclocephala melanocephala - female Cyclocephala melanocephala Cyclocephala melanocephala Cyclocephala melanocephala
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 Dynastinae (Rhinoceros Beetles)
Tribe Cyclocephalini
Genus Cyclocephala (Masked Chafers)
Species melanocephala (Cyclocephala melanocephala)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cyclocephala melanocephala (Fabricius)
Orig. Comb: Melolontha melanocephala Fabricius 1775
pronotal coloration variable:
CA-TX-OK (BG data)(1)(2)
Jun-Aug (BG data)
Life Cycle
often found inside jimsonweed flowers (Datura, Solanaceae) during the day:
apparently uncommon at lights
See Also
Cyclocephala laminata very close to and difficult to separate from C. melanocephala (1)
Works Cited
1.An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas.
Edward G. Riley & Charles S. Wolfe. 2003. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement. 37 pp.
2.Checklist of the Coleoptera of Oklahoma