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0262 - Pygmy Chafer Beetle



Strigoderma pygmaea
Male
5.5mm

USA: FLA: Orange Co.
2 km W of Lake Kehoe
28.5538 -81.2350, 21m
On Floor of Porch
Very Hot, Humid

24 April 2021
Z. Gill

Notes: Flew readily; There were many individuals on the porch and they were all running in circles; Two individuals were mating, one with the same coloration as this individual was on top of a brown less patterned individual who walked for both of them in circles




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Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Hexapoda
Class Insecta
Order Coleoptera
Suborder Polyphaga
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea
Family Scarabaeidae
Subfamily Rutelinae
Tribe Anomalini
Genus Strigoderma
Species pygmaea




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References

Species Strigoderma pygmaea - Pygmy Chafer - BugGuide.Net
Pygmy Chafer (Strigoderma pygmaea) ยท iNaturalist
Pygmy Chafer Beetle (Strigoderma pygmaea) - Central Florida Critter of the Day
Strigoderma - Wikipedia
Strigoderma pygmaea - Wikipedia