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

Many, see text

  • Mononidia Casey 1915
  • Diapatalia Casey 1915
  • Stigmalia Casey 1915
  • Spilosota Casey 1915
  • Ochrosidia Casey 1915
  • Dichromina Casey 1915
  • Homochromina Casey 1915
  • Plagiosalia Casey 1915
  • Isocoryna Casey 1915
  • Graphalia Casey 1915
  • Aclinidia Casey 1915
  • Halotosia Casey 1915
  • Aspidotites Höhne 1922
  • Aspidolella Prell 1936
  • Albridarollia Bolivar y Pieltaín, Jiménez-Asúa, and Martínez 1963
  • Paraclimidia Martínez 1965
Masked chafers, Cyclocephala

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]

See also[edit]


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

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