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This beetle was approximately a centimeter in length. It was found on crown vetch.
Thank you Bayucca for the ID and information regarding this beetle!
Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae, Anomalini, Strigoderma arbicola. You obviously caught a wonderful and probably fresh one. You will rarely see such an intense red as in yours and I cannot imagine it is another beetle than Strigoderma arbicola. It is also called False Japanese Beetle.http://www.ent.iastate.edu/soybeaninsect...http://www.ent.iastate.edu/soybeaninsect...http://scarabaeoidea.lifedesks.org/node/...http://www.asergeev.com/pictures/archive...http://www.pbase.com/markb249/image/1534...http://bugguide.net/node/view/44690/bgpa...http://bugguide.net/node/view/171104/bgi...http://bugguide.net/node/view/171104/bgi...Obviously quite variable in presence, intensity and extension of the red/reddish band.
Spotted on Jun 27, 2014 Submitted on Jun 29, 2014
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