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Species Serica sericea

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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 Sericini
Genus Serica
Species sericea (Serica sericea)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Serica sericea (Illiger)
Orig. Comb: Melolontha sericea Illiger, 1802
Numbers
~110 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Size
9 mm (2)
Identification
"Color deep chestnut, surface velvety and opaque but in shifting lights showing a very brilliant metallic sheen of rainbow colors." (2) Not strongly setose on head or pronotum.
Range
WA-FL-QC-NT (2)
Works Cited
1.Checklist and Nomenclatural Authority File of the Scarabaeoidea of the Nearctic Realm. Version 4.
Andrew B. T. Smith. 2009. Electronically published, Ottawa, Canada. 97 pp.
2.New species of Serica (Scarabaeidae). V.
Dawson, R. 1932. Journal of the New York entomological Society 30: 154-169.