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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

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Species Nipponoserica peregrina

Scarab - Nipponoserica peregrina Scarab on raspberry - Nipponoserica peregrina - male Nipponoserica peregrina - female Nipponoserica peregrina? - Nipponoserica peregrina May Beetle - Nipponoserica peregrina Nipponoserica peregrina? - Nipponoserica peregrina orange scarab - Nipponoserica peregrina Scarabaeoidea – Scarabaeidae – May Beetles and Junebugs – Melolonthinae – Sericini  - Nipponoserica peregrina
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 Sericini
Genus Nipponoserica
Species peregrina (Nipponoserica peregrina)
Other Common Names
Nipponoserica peregrina (Chapin 1938)
Non native, introduced from Japan.

Comes to lights, along with the similar Maladera castanea
See Also
Maladera, Serica