Anomala

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For the crustacean clade, see Anomura.
Anomala
Anomala mongolica leaf.jpg
Anomala mongolica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Scarabaeidae
Subfamily: Rutelinae
Tribe: Anomalini
Genus: Anomala
Samouelle, 1819
Species

Many, including:

The genus Anomala consists of many species of similar beetles. A common characteristic behavior is that most grubs of these species feed on the roots of grasses, becoming a pest in many areas where they invade. One notable species is the Oriental beetle, which was introduced to North America and has since become a major pest in several mid-Atlantic states.

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