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Scarab beetle about 2cm in length, with shiny green elytra and metallic-coloured legs. The genus Anomala (Samouelle, 1819) of the Scarabaeidae family, consists of many species of similar beetles. A common characteristic behavior is that most grubs of these species feed on the roots of grasses, becoming a pest in many areas where they invade. Most notable is the Oriental beetle Anomala orientalis (Waterhouse), which is most likely a native pest of the Philippine Islands, and was introduced to the Hawaiian Island Oahu sometime before 1908 (Tashiro 1987). Once it was introduced to North America, it has since become a major pest in several mid-Atlantic states.
Classification: Order: Coleoptera - C. Linnaeus, 1758; Suborder: Polyphaga - Emery, 1886 - a genus of Blister Beetles (Meloidae); Infraorder: Scarabaeiformia; Superfamily: Scarabaeoidea - Latreille, 1802; Family: Scarabaeidae - Latreille, 1802; Subfamily: Rutelinae; Tribe: Anomalini; Subtribe: Anomalina; Genus: Anomala - Samouelle, 1819. Anomala spp in the Philippines (partial list): http://salagubang.net/pages/papers/ohaus..., http://salagubang.net/pages/papers/ohaus....