Dichelonyx linearis

Dichelonyx linearis

Dichelonyx linearis is a beetle in the family Scarabaeidae.
Dichelonyx linearis There were dozens at my light last night. 

Habitat: Attracted to a light; semi-rural area Dichelonyx,Dichelonyx linearis,Geotagged,Spring,United States,beetle

Naming

Listed as a synonym of Dichelonyx elongatula (Schönherr, 1817) (1), but "The synonymy in the checklist was based on an unpublished PhD dissertation. In subsequent discussions with scarab colleagues I have decided that it is better to follow the previous literature and recognize D. linearis as a good species until more comprehensive taxonomic work is done." [A. Smith to C. Eiseman, 7/1/2017]
Dichelonyx linearis These beetles have been regular visitors to my moth light recently. 

Habitat: Attracted to a light; semi-rural area Dichelonyx,Dichelonyx linearis,Geotagged,Spring,United States,beetle

Food

Adults feed on conifers and hardwoods, occasionally damaging ornamental trees and shrubs.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderColeoptera
FamilyScarabaeidae
GenusDichelonyx
SpeciesDichelonyx linearis