Friday, April 13, 2012

May-beetles Beetle (Phyllophaga sp), Sumatra Indonesia


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



This beetle has shiny brown color all over its body including eyes.  There are fine punctured spots all over its head, pronotum and elytra. It has lammelate antennae. The size is about 20mm.

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 : Melolonthinae - May Beetles and June Bugs
Tribe : Melolonthini
Genus : Phyllophaga - May Beetles

References :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phyllophaga


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