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Species Cyclocephala melanocephala

Scarab - Cyclocephala melanocephala Female Cyclocephala melanocephala? - Cyclocephala melanocephala - female Female Cyclocephala melanocephala? - Cyclocephala melanocephala - female Male Cyclocephala melanocephala? - Cyclocephala melanocephala - male Male Cyclocephala melanocephala? - Cyclocephala melanocephala - male Cyclocephala melanocephala Cyclocephala melanocephala May Beetle - Cyclocephala melanocephala
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 Dynastinae (Rhinoceros Beetles)
Tribe Cyclocephalini
Genus Cyclocephala (Masked Chafers)
Species melanocephala (Cyclocephala melanocephala)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cyclocephala dimidiata Burmeister 1847
Explanation of Names
Cyclocephala melanocephala (Fabricius 1775)
Identification
pronotal coloration variable:

hard to separate from C. laminata(1)
Range
AR-CA to S America(2)(3)
Life Cycle
often found inside jimsonweed flowers (Datura, Solanaceae) during the day
Remarks
apparently uncommon at lights
Works Cited
1.An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas.
Edward G. Riley & Charles S. Wolfe. 2003. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement. 37 pp.
2.Synoptic revision of the United States scarab beetles of the subfamily Dynastinae, No. 1: Tribe Cyclocephalini
Saylor L.W. 1945. J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 35: 378-386.
3.California Beetle Project