June Beetles And Others

found in dry animal carcasses, where they feed on hide, fur, feathers, and dried tissues on the bones. They draw in their legs and play dead when disturbed, and because they are usually covered with debris are easily overlooked. Beneficial scavengers, they represent one of the last stages in the succession of organisms feeding on animal carcasses.

June or May Beetles, Chafers, and Others, Subfamily Melo-lonthinae. In this and the remaining subfamilies of scarabs the hind legs are situated at about midbody, closer to the middle legs than to tip of the abdomen. Melolonthines have the clypeus expanded laterally, usually concealing the mandibles



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