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Species Phyllophaga submucida

Phyllophaga (s. str.) submucida (LeConte) - Phyllophaga submucida - male Phyllophaga (s. str.) submucida (LeConte) - Phyllophaga submucida - male Phyllophaga submucida - male Phyllophaga submucida - male Phyllophaga (s. str.) submucida (LeConte) - Phyllophaga submucida - male 815W10 - Phyllophaga submucida 815W10 - Phyllophaga submucida 815W10 - Phyllophaga submucida
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 Rhizotrogini
Genus Phyllophaga (May Beetles)
No Taxon (Subgenus Phyllophaga)
Species submucida (Phyllophaga submucida)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phyllophaga submucida (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Lachnosterna submucida LeConte, 1856
Explanation of Names
muci (L). 'moldy' (1)
Size
19-20 mm (2)
Range
sc US (TX-MO-NE), FL - Map (2)(3)
Season
July-August in KS (4)
Food
Big Bluestem in KS (4)
Remarks
Common in some localities (2)

Keys in Class II species (hairy/setose above) in (2) although hairs are very short and inconspicuous.
Print References
LeConte, J.L. 1856. Synopsis of the Melolonthidae. Journal of the Academy of Sciences of Philadelphia (2)3: 225-228.
McColloch, J.W. and W.P. Hayes. 1919. The Lachnosterna of the Vicinity of Manhattan, Kan. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, 30: 184-195. (4)
Internet References
Type - MCZ, Harvard
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.
3.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
4.The Lachnosterna of the Vicinity of Manhattan, Kansas.
McColloch and Hayes. 1919. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, 30: 184-195.