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Species Polyphylla variolosa - Variegated June Beetle

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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 Melolonthini
Genus Polyphylla (Lined June Beetles)
Species variolosa (Variegated June Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Polyphylla variolosa (Hentz 1830)
20-23 mm(1)
QC-VA to ON & Great Lakes area(1)
Adults feed on tree foliage

Larvae feed on roots of grasses; have been seen on pine roots(2)
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid on soil near host plants. Larvae hatch, burrow down and feed on roots of shrubs, trees, require 2-3 years to reach maturity. Pupation in underground chambers. Adults come to lights.
Grubs occasionally damage turfgrass(3)
Works Cited
1.Beetles of Eastern North America
Arthur V. Evans. 2014. Princeton University Press.
2.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.
3.Garden Insects of North America : The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs (Princeton Field Guides)
Whitney Cranshaw. 2004. Princeton University Press.