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May Beetle or June Bug

Phyllophaga sp.


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.


Urban garden.

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June Beetle/Salagubang
Leucopholis irrorata

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Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Spotted on May 19, 2016
Submitted on May 19, 2016

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