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Species Diplotaxis frondicola

Diplotaxis frondicola (Say) - Diplotaxis frondicola
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 Diplotaxini
Genus Diplotaxis
Species frondicola (Diplotaxis frondicola)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Melolontha frondicola Say 1825
Explanation of Names
frondicola - Latin for leaf/foliage-dweller (1)
6-9 mm (Vaurie 1956), (2)
Occurs throughout Texas (3)
comes to lights (2)
Print References
Vaurie, P. 1956. Diplotaxis of the eastern United States, with a new species and other notes. The Coleopterists Bulletin 10(1): 1-9. JSTOR
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of South Carolina
Phillip J. Harpootlian. 2001. Clemson University Public Service.
3.An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas.
Edward G. Riley & Charles S. Wolfe. 2003. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement. 37 pp.