Monday, March 19, 2012

Masked Chafers Beetle (Cyclocephala sp.), Sumatra Indonesia



Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This little brown beetle is from the family of Scarabaeidae under genus of Cyclocephala.



This beetle has light brown background  color of head, pronotum and elytra. The head has darkened area between the eyes. It is also has dark inner margin of elytra. The size of this masked chafers is about 12mm.




Taxonomy:
Phylum : Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class : Insecta - Insects
Order : Coleoptera - Beetles
Suborder : Polyphaga - Water, Rove, Scarab, Longhorn, Leaf and Snout Beetles
Superfamily : Scarabaeoidea - Scarab, Stag and Bess Beetles
Family : Scarabaeidae - Scarab Beetles
Subfamily : Dynastinae - Rhinoceros Beetles
Tribe : Cyclocephalini
Genus : Cyclocephala - Masked Chafers



Reference:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/11449/bgimage



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