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Scarab - Aphonus

Scarab - Aphonus
Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
April 21, 2006
Size: 12mm

nope, but ..
good, this is actually a new genus for the guide - Aphonus, close to Tomarus (=Ligyrus, Bothynus). Hint - look at the clypeus, no Serica will look anything like that. Differs from Tomarus (among other things) - the pronotum narrows distinctly apically and never has the apical depression. Aren't many spp. - pretty much all eastern US.

New genus, that's good!! Glad I didn't just pass it by and decided to photograph it. Thanks again Phillip.

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