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Species Valgus hemipterus

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea
Family Scarabaeidae (Scarab Beetles)
Subfamily Cetoniinae (Fruit and Flower Chafers)
Tribe Valgini
Genus Valgus
Species hemipterus (Valgus hemipterus)
8-9 mm(1)
Integument black, scales black and white, never brownish; the midline of propygidium bears white scales to variable extent.
(more black scales in females generally)
Female with long spine on pygidium, this finely serrate.
(no spine in V. seticollis, smooth one in V. canaliculatus)
native to the Palaearctic, adventive in NA (OH-MI-so.ON; possibly expanding; first collected in MI 1980)(1)
Larval development in damp rotting wood near, or buried in ground.
Works Cited
1.Synopsis of scarab beetle tribe Valgini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) in the New World
Jameson M.L., Swoboda K.A. 2005. Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 98: 658‒672.