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Species Strigoderma arbicola - Sand Chafer

Scarab Beetle - Strigoderma arbicola BG1529 273-106a - Strigoderma arbicola Strigoderma arbicola (Fabricius) - Strigoderma arbicola Strigoderma arbicola Unknown beetle - Strigoderma arbicola Scarabaeidae, lateral - Strigoderma arbicola Hairy Scarab, head - Strigoderma arbicola Sand Chafer? - Strigoderma arbicola
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 Rutelinae (Shining Leaf Chafers)
Tribe Anomalini
Genus Strigoderma
Species arbicola (Sand Chafer)
Other Common Names
Spring Rose Beetle, False Japanese Beetle, Rose Chafer
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
S. arboricola - misspelling(1); still in use(2)
Explanation of Names
Strigoderma arbicola Fabricius 1792
8.2-12.5 mm(3)
Distinctly striate elytra, punctate pronotum; extensive setae over much of the body(3)
Typically reddish; occasionally black
Eastern N. Amer. to SD-TX(3)
Prefer open over wooded areas, frequents wide variety of flowers(3)
Jun-Jul in NE(3)
Adults occasionally locally abundant; come to lights(3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of South Carolina
Phillip J. Harpootlian. 2001. Clemson University Public Service.
2.A catalog of the Coleoptera of America North of Mexico: Family Scarabaeidae, Subfamilies Rutelinae and Dynastinae
Hardy A. 1991. USDA Agric. Handbook 529-34b, 57 pp.
3.The Scarabaeoid Beetles of Nebraska
Brett C. Ratcliffe & M.J. Paulsen. 2008. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 22, 570 pp.
4.Sorensen K.A., Baker J.R., eds. Insect and related pests of vegetables: Some important, common and potential pests in se. US