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Species Phyllophaga micans

Phyllophaga micans BG2979 E8210 - Phyllophaga micans Phyllophaga micans Phyllophaga micans Phyllophaga micans Phyllophaga micans (Knoch) - Phyllophaga micans Beetle - Phyllophaga micans Beetle - Phyllophaga micans
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 Melolonthini
Genus Phyllophaga (May Beetles)
No Taxon (Subgenus Phyllophaga)
Species micans (Phyllophaga micans)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phyllophaga micans (Knoch)
Orig. Comb: Melolontha micans Knoch 1801
Explanation of Names
micans - Latin for 'granular' (1)
Size
15-17 mm (2)
Identification
elytral surface with a pruinose coating (2), but this feature is shared with several other spp. such as Phyllophaga latifrons (LeConte).
Clypeus concave and feebly emarginate, the border moderately reflexed (2)

Phyllophaga micans (Knoch)
Det. Blaine Mathison, 2011
Range
TX-FL-NY-IA (2)
Season
March-June (2)
Food
Beech, birch, dogwood, ebony, elm, heath, honeysuckle, laurel, logania, loosestrife, magnolia, mahogany, mallow, maple, olive, pine, pulse, rose, saxifrage, sumac, tupelo, vine, walnut, willow, and witchhazel.
Remarks
common in se. US. (2)
See Also
Phyllophaga sacoma Reinhard - Range: TX, AR (2)

clypeal apex is slightly emarginate (micans) or slightly convex and more strongly reflexed (latifrons). (William B. Warner, 12 February, 2011)
- Range: LA-FL-NC
Phyllophaga latifrons (LeConte)
Det. Blaine Mathison, 2010
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.May Beetles of the United States and Canada
Luginbill and Painter. 1953. USDA Technical Bulletin No. 1060.