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Maladera matrida
also called "Khomeini beetle"

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  1. a species of a beetle in the family Scarabaeidae

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 19, 2009
  2. Adults are active in the summer and in the spring, flying mostly in evening. Males can be seen flying in night searching for females

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  3. This is a new species in Israel, probably by an Israeli who brought a plant upon his return from a family visit in Iran, shortly after the Islamic revolution in 1979

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 19, 2009
  4. People nicknamed it "Khumeini" probably due to its brown color ("Khum" "חום" is brown in Hebrew), and after Ruhollah Khomeini. Biological pest control measures were employed to exterminate the bug

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 19, 2009
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