Pelidnota punctata - Grapevine Beetle
Adult beetle. Photo by Sarah Shulenberger
Green June Beetle
Impaled on barb wire fence by loggerhead shrike
The family Scarabaeidae as currently defined consists of over 30,000 species of beetles worldwide. The species in this large family are often called scarabs or scarab beetles. The classification of this family is fairly unstable, with numerous competing theories, and new proposals appearing quite often. It is probable that many of the subfamilies listed here will not be recognized very much longer, as they will likely be reduced in status below subfamily rank, or elevated to...