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beetle - Phyllophaga

beetle - Phyllophaga
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
June 23, 2005
I only see these at night.

Looks like a Masked Chafer, Cyclocephala, though this does not have a strong mask. Abundant under my porch light right now--I have to sweep them away every morning.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

Masked Chafer,
Thanks for your help, Patrick.

Phyllophaga sp.
I can see why thought Cyclocephala, but the emarginate clypeus is a dead giveaway.

Thanks, Phil
Oh dear, those orthopedic shoes are getting worn out. I'll know to watch the clypeus in the future, thanks!

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

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