Scarabs in the subfamily Rutelinae are commonly known as "leaf chafers." The group has approximately 4,100 known species and occurs throughout the world. Choose from the golden icons below to learn more about the habits and appearance of leaf chafers, to get a general overview of the leaf chafer collection at the National Museum of Natural History, or to learn about and search the database (inventory) of species in that collection. Select the Smithsonian gopher
if you wish to proceed directly to the text-only files in the leaf chafer gopher menu.
- Contract Scarab Specialist:
Mary Liz Jameson
, University of Nebraska State Museum
- Project Coordinator & Web Designer:
Natalia J. Vandenberg
Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA/ARS)
- This project was funded in part through a Smithsonian Institution Collection Improvement Grant (8633FO00; 1996), awarded to Natalia J. Vandenberg (SEL), Gloria N. House (SI, DSB) and Terry L. Erwin (SI, DSB). We thank Linda L. Sims (SI, DSB) and Jerry A. Louton (SI, NMNH, ADP) for
placing our database on the Smithsonian Gopher.
Last Updated: Oct. 18, 2010