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Species Phyllophaga crinita

Phyllophaga crinita (Burmeister) - Phyllophaga crinita - male June beetle?  - Phyllophaga crinita May beetle, 1st beetle collected July 4, 2011 - Phyllophaga crinita May beetle, 1st beetle collected July 6, 2011 - Phyllophaga crinita May beetle, 1 beetle collected night of July 7, 2011 - Phyllophaga crinita Phyllophaga crinita - male Phyllophaga crinita - male Phyllophaga crinita - male
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 Melolonthinae (May Beetles and Junebugs)
Tribe Melolonthini
Genus Phyllophaga (May Beetles)
No Taxon (Subgenus Phyllophaga)
Species crinita (Phyllophaga crinita)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phyllophaga crinita (Burmeister)
Orig. Comb: Trichestes crinita Burmeister 1855
Explanation of Names
crinita (L). 'bearded' (1)
Size
13 to 16 mm (2)
Identification
Pronotum noticeably hairy, antennae 10-segmented, pale antennal club much longer than rest of antenna.

Phyllophaga crinita (Burmeister)
Det. E. G. Riley, 2009

Range
NM-AL, OK (BG data), (2)
Occurs throughout Texas (3) and is one of the most common sp. in so. TX. (2)(4)
Season
April thru Sept. (2),(BG data)
See Also

Phyllophaga tristis, but not as hairy (2)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.May Beetles of the United States and Canada
Luginbill and Painter. 1953. USDA Technical Bulletin No. 1060.
3.An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas.
Edward G. Riley & Charles S. Wolfe. 2003. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement. 37 pp.
4.Beetle biodiversity response to vegetation restoration of mid-valley riparian woodland in the LRGV of southern Texas.
King, J.E. 2015. Unpublished master's thesis, Texas A&M University, College Station. viii + 218 pp.