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Species Phyllophaga hirtiventris

Phyllophaga hirtiventris - female Phyllophaga hirtiventris - male May Beetle - Phyllophaga hirtiventris - female May Beetle - Phyllophaga hirtiventris - male May Beetle - Phyllophaga hirtiventris May Beetle - Phyllophaga hirtiventris May Beetle - Phyllophaga hirtiventris May Beetle - Phyllophaga hirtiventris
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 hirtiventris (Phyllophaga hirtiventris)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phyllophaga hirtiventris (Horn)
Orig. Comb: Lachnosterna hirtiventris Horn 1887
Explanation of Names
hirtiventris (L). 'hairy belly' (1)
Size
17-18 mm (Horn 1887), (BG data)
Range
c US: (mostly TX-MS-IA-NE), plus scattered eastern records (2)
widely dist. in TX (except Trans-Pecos) (3)
Season
Apr-July (2)
Food
Host families: Beech, elm, mulberry, pulse, rose, walnut, willow (2), hackberry and oak (4)
Remarks
common in some locations (2)
Print References
Horn, G.H. 1887. Revision of the Lachnosterna of America north of Mexico. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 14: 209-296.
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.An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea of Texas.
Edward G. Riley & Charles S. Wolfe. 2003. Southwestern Entomologist, Supplement. 37 pp.
4.The Scarabaeoid Beetles of Nebraska
Brett C. Ratcliffe & M.J. Paulsen. 2008. University of Nebraska State Museum, Vol 22, 570 pp.