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Species Phyllophaga rubiginosa

Phyllophaga rubiginosa (LeConte)  - Phyllophaga rubiginosa - male Phyllophaga rubiginosa (LeConte)  - Phyllophaga rubiginosa - male Phyllophaga rubiginosa (LeConte)  - Phyllophaga rubiginosa - male Phyllophaga rubiginosa (LeConte) - Phyllophaga rubiginosa Phyllophaga rubiginosa (LeConte) - Phyllophaga rubiginosa
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 Melolonthini
Genus Phyllophaga (May Beetles)
No Taxon (Subgenus Phyllophaga)
Species rubiginosa (Phyllophaga rubiginosa)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phyllophaga rubiginosa (LeConte)
Orig. Comb: Lachnosterna rubiginosa LeConte 1856
Explanation of Names
rubigin - Latin for 'rusty' (1)
Range
Throughout TX (2), north to KS. (McColloch & Hayes 1919)
Season
Period of flight: April 18 to August 8 in Kansas (McColloch & Hayes 1919)
Food
Principal food plants (in KS): Hawthorne, horse chestnut, locust, hackberry, oak, elm, coffee tree. (McColloch & Hayes 1919)
Incidental food plants (in KS): Linden, birch, Norway maple, redbud, tulip, box elder, ash, apricot, cherry, peach, persimmon, strawberry, silver poplar, larch.
Life Cycle
Numbers coll. in Kansas: At lights, 1,798; on food plants, 4,236; in soil, 47; total, 6,081. (McColloch & Hayes 1919)
Remarks
Rubiginosa ranks second among the night-flying Lachnosterna of Riley county, [Kansas] comprising 15 per cent of the total collections. (Knaus (1897), in reporting this species from Douglas county and Manhattan, speaks of it as being rare.) The collections show that rubiginosa is more abundant on food plants than at lights. The males greatly predominate in the collections made at lights, while there is a slight preponderance of females in those from trees. (McColloch & Hayes 1919)
Print References
Knaus, W. 1897. The Lachnosterna of Kansas. Ent. News, 8: 214-217.
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. Full Text
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas.
Edward G. Riley & Charles S. Wolfe. 2003. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement. 37 pp.