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Larval morphology enhances phylogenetic reconstruction in Cetoniidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) and allows the interpretation of the evolution of larval feeding habits
The results show an evolutionary shift from wood associations to a higher ecological plasticity that allows the larvae to feed on wide sources of organic matter and to be more informative than those of adults for deeper phylogeny. Expand
Phylogenetic relationships within Diplotaxini Kirby (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Melolonthinae) with emphasis on Liogenys Guérin‐Méneville
The monophyly of both Pacuvia Curtis and Homalochilus Blanchard is confirmed and the paraphyly of Diplotaxis Kirby is suggested, and the analyses strongly supported the polyphyly of Liogenys. Expand
Sensory Organs in the Antennae of Phyllophaga obsoleta (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae)
Six types of sensilla were identified on the internal and external surfaces of lamellae from both sexes of the melolontid beetle Phyllophaga obsoleta Blanchard and most sensillar types identified were more abundant in males than in females. Expand
Revision of the cavata group of Phyllophaga (Listrochelus) Blanchard (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Melolonthinae)
Species in the Phyllophaga (Listrochelus) cavata group are reviewed, and three new species from México are described, and a key is provided for males of the 11 species. Expand
Revision of the Phyllophaga s.s. schizorhina species group (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Melolonthinae)
  • M. Morón
  • Biology
  • The Canadian Entomologist
  • 1 April 2003
Abstract The Phyllophaga schizorhina (Bates) species group is revised, and the following new species are described from specimens collected in Mexico, Guatamala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, andExpand
New Larval Descriptions for Two Species of Euphoria Burmeister (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Cetoniini: Euphoriina) with a Key to the Known Larvae and a Review of the Larval Biology
Abstract The larvae of Euphoria devulsa Horn and Euphoria lurida (F.) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Cetoniini: Euphoriina) are described for the first time. The larval biology of theseExpand
The third-stage larva and pupa of Demodema brevitarsis (Blanchard) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) from Southern Brazil
The third-instar larva and pupa of Demodema brevitarsis (Blanchard) from Tapejara, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, are described. This is the first description of immature stages in this genus. A key toExpand
Biological aspects of Leucothyreus alvarengai Frey and Leucothyreus aff. semipruinosus Ohaus (Coleoptera, Melolonthidae, Rutelinae) in crop succession at central Brazil
The appearance of larvae coincides with the time of soybean planting in the field, thus the larvae feed on roots of soybeans plants at the beginning of their development and the cycle from egg to adult of the two species was completed in one year. Expand
Description of the third-instar larva and pupa of Lycomedes hirtipes arrow (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Agaocephalini) with notes on its biology and distribution in Colombia
The larva and pupa of the dynastine scarab beetle Lycomedes hirtipes Arrow from Colombia are described. This larval description is the first for the tribe Agaocephalini. A key to the larvae isExpand