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Found this beetle underground in a coastal strand habitat, very sandy dune, in association with California Goldenbush (Ericameria ericoides ), Coyote brush, ice plant, and Dudelya. I believe I have this beetle's genus correct, but species is an absolute guess. My field guide states that there are over 100 species in California and that most of them look very similar. To idenify the species dissection of the male sexual organs are required.

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greenrosettas's ID: Serica perigonia, a member of June Beetles (Subfamily Melolonthinae)
Posted by greenrosettas about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Sericini - Photo (c) Gary McDonald, all rights reserved
borisb's ID: Tribe Sericini, a member of June Beetles (Subfamily Melolonthinae)
Posted by borisb 5 months ago (Flag)
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The silky gloss is diagnostic to this group.

Posted by borisb 5 months ago (Flag)
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Scarabs and Allies - Photo (c) Bill & Mark Bell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Scarabs and Allies (Superfamily Scarabaeoidea)
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Sericini - Photo (c) Gary McDonald, all rights reserved
borisb's ID: Tribe Sericini, a member of June Beetles (Subfamily Melolonthinae)
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