Articles

A Review of the South American Genus Hoplopygothrix Schurhoff (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Gymnetini)

Brett C. Ratcliffe 

Résumé :

The southern Brazilian genus Hoplopygothrix is reviewed. The genus now contains only one species, H. atropurpurea (Schaum). Hoplopygothrix atropurpurea nigroscutellaris (Moser) and H. fulvohirta (Moser) are placed in synonymy with H. atropurpurea.

The Coleopterists Bulletin, 59(1):136–142. 2005.

Le genre Coelocorynus Kolbe en Ethiopie (Coleoptera, Cetoniidae, Trichiinae)

Cyril Di Gennaro

Résumé :

Description de 3 espèces nouvelles du genre Coelocorynus Kolbe d’Ethiopie, C. milishai n. sp., C. baleensis n.sp. et C. abessynica n. sp.. Description des femelles de C. dechambrei Antoine, C. digennaroi Antoine et C. werneri Antoine. Révision, illustration et notes sur la biologie de toutes les espèces éthiopiennes.

Entomologia Africana 14 (1), 2009 : 9-20

Hoplopygothrix Schürhoff (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Gymnetini) Revisited: a New Species and Country Record for Bolivia

Brett C. Ratcliffe 

Résumé :

The southern South American genus Hoplopygothrix Schürhoff is augmented with the description of a new species from Bolivia. The genus now contains two species, Hoplopygothrix atropurpurea (Schaum) and Hoplopygothrix boliviensis Ratcliffe, new species. Illustrations accompany the description, and a key is provided to identify the species.

The Coleopterists Bulletin, 65(1):63–66. 2011

DOI: 10.1649/0010-065X-65.1.63

URL: http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1649/0010-065X-65.1.63

Le genre Centrantyx Fairmaire, 1884 : définition des sous-genres et révision de Nigrocentrantyx n. subgen.

Cyril Di Gennaro

Résumé :

Trois sous genres de Centrantyx Fairmaire, 1884 sont créés : Nigrocentrantyx n.subgen., Nitidocentrantyx n.subgen. et Vitticentrantyx n.subgen. Les espèces du sous genre Nigrocentrantyx n.subgen, sont révisées et illustrées. Les descriptions sont accompagnées de notes sur la biologie de toutes les espèces connues de Nigrocentrantyx n.subgen.. Description d’une espèce et de quatre sous espèces nouvelles de ce groupe.

Entomologia Africana 17 (1), 2012 : 14-33

A Revision of the Neotropical Genus Desicasta Thomson (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Gymnetini)

Brett C. Ratcliffe 

Résumé :

The genus Desicasta Thomson, 1878 is comprehensively reviewed, and the formerly eight species are reduced to three. Redescriptions of previously known species, a key for identification, and illustrations of the three species are provided. Desicasta sculptilis Thomson, 1878, Moscheuma sebosum Neervoort van de Poll, 1886, and Moscheuma opaca Kraatz, 1898 are placed as new junior synonyms of Desicasta lobata (Olivier, 1789). Desicasta laevicostata (Neervoort van de Poll, 1886) is a new junior synonym of Desicasta reichei (Thomson, 1860). Desicasta nonfriedi Schoch, 1896 is a new junior synonym of Amithao erythropus (Burmeister, 1842).

The Coleopterists Bulletin, 67(4):447-456. 2013.

Oplostomus Fuligineus (Coleoptera: scarabaeidae): life cycle and biology under laboratory conditions, and its occurrence in bee hives.

Jean M. I. Donaldson

Résumé :

Oplostomus fuligineus Olivier (Cetoniinae : Cremastocheilini) has been known as a pest in bee hives in southern Africa since the early 1900’s. This is the first description of its life cycle and breeding habits. Eggs were laid in a mixture of soil and cattle dung and took 6 to 10 days (mean 7.9 days) to hatch. The larvae (description is given) were fed on a mixture of soil, compost and cattle dung in the ratio of 1:2:3 by volume and took 30 to 38 days (mean 33 days) to become pupae. The pupae took 21 to 29 days (mean 25 days) to eclosion. Survival rate of eggs was 95%, larvae 61% and pupae 71%. Female and male adults could be distinguished by the shape of the abdominal sternites. They fed preferentially on open bee brood containing larvae, also on young capped brood and survived well on pollen and honey. In nature they seldom feed on flowers as do other Cetoniinae.

The Coleopterists Bulletin, 43(2): 177-182. 1989

A Review of the Neotropical Genera Badelina Thomson, 1880, Balsameda Thomson, 1880, Guatemalica Neervoort van de Poll, 1886, and Heterocotinis Martínez, 1948 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Gymnetini)

Brett C. Ratcliffe 

Résumé :

The genera Badelina Thomson, 1880, Balsameda Thomson, 1880, Guatemalica Neervoort van de Poll, 1886, and Heterocotinis Martínez, 1948 are reviewed. Redescriptions, diagnoses, distributions, and illustrations of all species in each genus are provided. Balsameda monzoni Ratcliffe and Balsameda porioni Ratcliffe are described as new species from Guatemala and Mexico, respectively. Gymnetis marginicollis Burmeister, 1842 (formerly Guatemalica marginicollis) was recently transferred to Amithao, and Gymnetis luctuosa Bourgoin, 1916 is not in the genus Guatemalica but in a yet to-be determined species of Gymnetis MacLeay. Gymnetis smaragdinea Gory and Percheron, 1833 and Cotinis nitidicollis Moser, 1907 are placed in new junior synonymy with Heteroconitis terminate (Gory and Percheron, 1833).

The Coleopterists Bulletin, 68(2): 241-262. 2014.

Description de la femelle de Stephanocrates kiellandi Allard, 1985 (Coleoptera, Cetoniidae)

Drumont Alain

Résumé :

The female of Stephanocrates kiellandi Allard, 1985 is described and figured.

Entomologia Africana 2 (2), 1997 : 11-13

A Review of the Neotropical Genera Astroscara Schürhoff, 1937, Chiriquibia Bates, 1889, Hadrosticta Kraatz, 1892, Jansonia Schürhoff, 1937, Macrocranius Schürhoff, 1935, and Tiarocera Burmeister, 1842 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Gymnetini)

Brett C. Ratcliffe 

Résumé :

The monotyopic genera Astroscara Schürhoff, 1937, Chiriquibia Bates, 1889, Hadrosticta Kraatz, 1892, Jansonia Schürhoff, 1937 (revised status), Macrocranius Schürhoff, 1935, and Tiarocera Burmeister, 1842 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Gymnetini) are reviewed. Redescriptions, diagnoses, distributions, and illustrations of the species are provided. A type species for Tiarocera is designated.

The Coleopterists Bulletin, 68(3):363-376. 2014.

Contribution à la systématique du genre Aethiessa Burmeister, 1842 (Coleoptera: Cetoniidae: Cetoniinae)

Moreno DUTTO & Denis KEITH

Résumé :

Major inconsistencies between the currently used taxonomy and the type material were noticed during the revision of some types of the Cetoniidae family. In this study, we clarify the taxonomic position of Aethiessa inhumata and designate a lectotype. Likewise, we also designate a lectotype of A. floralis, the type-species of the genus.

Revue Suisse de zoologie 115 (3) : 447-450, septembre 2008

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