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scarab - Hoplia callipyge

scarab - Hoplia callipyge
Milford, Lassen County, California, USA
July 3, 2006

Moved tentatively -- will show around to check
Moved from Hoplia.

By excluding the other three spp.
occurring in CA, I'd say yes this is the rather variable, and widespread Hoplia callipyge; sackeni has light colored elongate scales, hirta has rather dark integumentary color, a bilobed clypeus, & elongate scales visible only under high magnification, & dispar obviously too different.

Hartmut -- ton of thanks for the scholarly input
your help means a lot to me

Hoplia sp.
While not true for the rest of the world, the single tarsal claws are diagnostic for this genus here.

Thanks Phillip
I should have remembered that.

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