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May beetles belong to a large family of beetles called scarabs. As with other scarabs, they are oval, stout, and have clubbed antennae with segments that can press tightly together or can be fanned open like a feather. Local name is "Salagubang" and a common treat in Nueva Ecija, Philippines where many of these beetles thrive. It is cooked as a viand or appetizer.