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Species Strigoderma arbicola - Sand Chafer

beetle - Strigoderma arbicola Rutelinae sp. - Strigoderma arbicola BG1529 273-106a - Strigoderma arbicola Strigoderma arbicola After the rain - Strigoderma arbicola Strigoderma arbicola (Fabricius) - Strigoderma arbicola Unknown beetle - Strigoderma arbicola 906W06 - Strigoderma arbicola
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea
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); see: (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
e. US to AZ - Map (3)(4)
Prefer open over wooded areas, frequents wide variety of flowers(3)
Jun-Jul in NE(3)
Adults occasionally locally abundant; comes to lights(3)
See Also
Anomala insitiva Robinson
- Range: s. TX
Det. E. G. Riley, 2011
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.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)