|English : Scarab beetle||Nederlands : Mestkever||Deutsch : Dungkäfer||Français : Aphodie||Español : Afodio|
Scarabs have strong legs. The tibia on the first leg is more of less dilated with the outer edge toothed or scalloped. The legs of Melolontha end in a wel-developed claw, with a tooth.
|leg of Melolontha, claw with tooth||several legs||leg of Aphodiinae||toothed edge of tibia of first leg|
|several legs||leg with claw|
Antenna have 8-11 segments, the last three to seven expanded into plate like structures. Antennae of Melolontha have seven long plates while Amphimallon has three shorter plates
|Antennae of Amphimallon||Antennae of Melolontha||antennae|
The mandibles are quite large and tooth-like. The maxilla (finger-like appendages used for handling food towards the mandibles) are curved with a row of stout hairs
|eye||mandible||maxilla with palp attached|