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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

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  • Phyllopertha Stephens, 1830
  • Pachystethus Blanchard, 1851
  • Blitopertha Reitter, 1903
  • Exomala Reitter, 1903
  • Anomalopus Casey, 1915 (Preocc.)
  • Anomalepta Casey, 1915
  • Hemispilota Casey, 1915
  • Oliganomala Casey, 1915
  • Paranomala Casey, 1915
  • Rhombonalia Casey, 1915
  • Anomalopides Strand, 1928
  • Anomola Rex, 1944 Lapsus calami
  • Anamola Rex, 1944 Lapsus calami

Anomala is a genus of shining leaf chafers in the family of beetles known as Scarabaeidae. There are at least 1,200 described species in Anomala.[1][2][3][4]

A common characteristic behavior of beetles in Anomala 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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  1. ^ "Anomala Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-04-08. 
  2. ^ "Browse Anomala". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-08. 
  3. ^ "Anomala". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-04-08. 
  4. ^ "Anomala Genus Information". Retrieved 2018-04-08.