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Southern Masked Chafer? - Maladera castanea

Southern Masked Chafer? - Maladera castanea
Fairfield, Wayne County, Illinois, USA
August 13, 2006
These were mixed in with typical SMC's but stood out because of their darker color, matte finish and slightly smaller size (which I didn't measure - sorry). Is it another varient of SMC, sexual dimorphism or another species?

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Southern Masked Chafer? - Maladera castanea Southern Masked Chafer? - Maladera castanea

Serica?
Looks like genus Serica to me. The slight iridescence is pretty diagnostic all by itself.

 
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Asiatic Garden Beetle - Maladera castanea

 
Thanks
guys. I hoped I wasn't imaging things. Moved to species page.

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