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Species Maladera castanea - Asiatic Garden Beetle

Another Scarab at Lights - Maladera castanea June Bug - Maladera castanea - male - female Maladera castanea Serica from night of August 11, 2011 - Maladera castanea Maladera castanea - Asiatic Garden Beetle? - Maladera castanea Unknown - Maladera castanea Red scarab - Maladera castanea Phyllophaga - Maladera castanea
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 Maladera
Species castanea (Asiatic Garden Beetle)
Explanation of Names
Maladera castanea (Arrow 1913)
Size
8-11 mm(1)
Identification
Most closely resembles Serica, but has the hind tibiae wider. Ventrites 5 thru 7 have a transverse row of spines extending the width of each segment. Backward projecting hairs on top of head
Range
native to temperate East Asia, adventive and established in e NA (NS-FL-AL to KS)(1)
Habitat
Gardens, etc.
Season
Jun-Sep
Food
Feeds at night on leaves of roses, chrysanthemums.
Life Cycle
Larvae are found in turf, gardens
Remarks
Comes to lights, sometimes in great numbers
earliest record in our area: NJ 1921(1)
See Also
Nipponoserica, Serica
Print References
(2)
Internet References
Fact sheet (Skelley 2013)(1)
Works Cited
1.University of Florida: Featured Creatures
2.Scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of South Carolina
Phillip J. Harpootlian. 2001. Clemson University Public Service.