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Cyclocephala hirta.jpg
Western masked chafer (Cyclocephala hirta)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Superfamily: Scarabaeoidea
Family: Scarabaeidae
Subfamily: Dynastinae
Genus: Cyclocephala
Dejean, 1821

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Cyclocephala is a genus of scarab beetles from the subfamily Dynastinae (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae). Beetles of this genus occur from southeastern Canada to Argentina and the West Indies.

Adults of this genus are nocturnal or crepuscular, and are usually attracted to lights.[1]

Selected species[edit]

This is a large genus and new species continue to be added.[1]


  1. ^ a b Ratcliffe, Brett. "Cyclocephala". Generic Guide to New World Beetles. University of Nebraska State Museum - Division of Entomology. Retrieved 29 August 2012.