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Species Phyllophaga prunina

May Beetle - Phyllophaga prunina Phyllophaga prunina (LeConte) - Phyllophaga prunina Phyllophaga prunina (LeConte) - Phyllophaga prunina Phyllophaga prunina (LeConte) - Phyllophaga prunina
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 prunina (Phyllophaga prunina)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phyllophaga prunina (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Lachnosterna prunina LeConte 1856
Explanation of Names
prun (L). 'the plum' (1)
Size
17-18.5 (2)
Range
e US (TX-GA-MI-NE) (2)
Season
Mar-July (2)
Food
Host families: Beech, ebony, elm, laurel, pine, rose, walnut, willow, witchhazel. (2)
Remarks
Not abundant (2)
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1856. Synopsis of the Melolonthidae. Journal of the Academy of Sciences of Philadelphia (2)3: 225-228.
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.