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Lighter, shorter-haired Phyllophaga  - Phyllophaga tarsalis

Lighter, shorter-haired Phyllophaga - Phyllophaga tarsalis
Duquesne Rd, west of Lochiel, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
July 28, 2009
Size: 14mm

Moved
Moved from May Beetles.

Phyllophaga tarsalis Schaeffer
One can almost see the diagnostic expanded (like a shark's dorsal fin) first metatarsal segment. The locality, pruinose pronotum, and long elytral hairs peg this one. In the same area a look alike, Phyllophaga nogales, occurs, but is has short elytral hair and "normal" posterior tarsi. The peckers are different as well.

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