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Salinas River State Beach, CA, US (Google, OSM)
36.7735770629, -121.7932423555


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 over 2 years ago (Flag)
Posted by greenrosettas almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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