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Maladera insanabilis

Synonyms: Autoserica adjuncta; Autoserica esfandiarii; Maladera matrida; Serica immutabilis

Wikipedia Abstract

Maladera insanabilis, sometimes colloquially called "Khomeini Beetle", is a species of a beetle in the family Scarabaeidae. It is prevalent in Iran and other countries in the Middle-East. Adults are active in the summer and in the spring. Males can be seen flying at night searching for females, and their attraction to light makes them a common household pest. Adults range in length from 7 to 9 mm and possess a brownish-red color.
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Prey / Diet

Arachis hypogaea (Earthnut)[1]


Palaearctic (Israel, Irak, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Palestina, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Libya), Oriental (India);

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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