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Scarab

Phyllophaga sp.

Description:

Marron-black scarab with a reddish underside and thick white hair on the underside of the thorax. It has very long tarsi and thick toothed pro tibiae for digging. About 2.3 cm in length. With such small antennae, this might be a female. Subfamily Melolonthinae.

Habitat:

It was probably drawn to the lights of a store where we stopped for coffee. Teopisca, Chiapas, Mexico 1800 meters.

Notes:

Many thanks to Francisco Acosta for the identification. https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phyllophag... https://www.invasive.org/browse/detail.c... https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:...

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LaurenZarate
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LaurenZarate

Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on May 30, 2019
Submitted on Jul 14, 2019

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