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Tribe Rhizotrogini

Scarab Beetle - Phyllophaga Phyllophaga inversa - male May beetle, 1 beetle collected night of July 7, 2011 - Phyllophaga crinita Phyllophaga scitula (Horn) - Phyllophaga scitula - male May Beetle (Phyllophaga subgenus Phyllophaga) - Phyllophaga Phyllophaga futilis - Phyllophaga Scarab 6.13.18 - Phyllophaga Beetle - Phyllophaga
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea
Family Scarabaeidae (Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Melolonthinae (May Beetles and Junebugs)
Tribe Rhizotrogini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
the genera placed here used to be treated under Melolonthini --see (1)
Triodonina Rivera-Gasperín & Morón, 2013
Explanation of Names
Rhizotrogini Burmeister 1855
distinguished from Melolonthini by having a narrow metepisternum(1)