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Sand Chafer

Strigoderma arbicola

Description:

This beetle was approximately a centimeter in length. It was found on crown vetch.

Habitat:

prairie

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago
Sand Chafer
Strigoderma arbicola Rutelinae sp. - Strigoderma arbicola - BugGuide.Net


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2 Comments

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 8 years ago

Thank you Bayucca for the ID and information regarding this beetle!

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

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.

Stephanie R.
Spotted by
Stephanie R.

Illinois, USA

Spotted on Jun 27, 2014
Submitted on Jun 29, 2014

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