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Anomala sp? - Exomala orientalis

Anomala sp? - Exomala orientalis
Ocean Pines, Worcester County, Maryland, USA
June 24, 2010
Size: 0.5 inch
A very surprised wife found this small beetle inside a folded-up sheet that had been hanging on a clothesline to dry earlier in the day. It seems closest to this image of Anomala orientalis. As it moved around actively inside the cup where I trapped it, often trying to fly out, many of the photos were blurry, but this one shows the markings on the wing covers clearly. Others showed how the antennae had a distinctive trifoil ending like the one in the linked specimen. I noticed that, as in this photo, that the beetle was constantly feeling the surface on which it crawled with these antennae. When I first trapped it, also, the insect held its long spiky hind legs up behind it in defense, much like the insect in the linked image.

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Moved from ID Request.

Yup, elytral striations a little to deep for similarly-colored species.

it definitly looks like orientalis
but lets wait for one of the experts

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