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A New Species of Phyllophaga Harris from Southern Mexico (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae, Melolonthinae)

Miguel Angel Morón and Guillermo Nogueira
The Coleopterists Bulletin
Vol. 51, No. 3 (Sep., 1997), pp. 257-264
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4009419
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A New Species of Phyllophaga Harris from Southern Mexico (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae, Melolonthinae)
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Abstract

Phyllophaga (Phyllophaga) chinanteca, a new species of Melolonthidae, is described from the cloud forest of Oaxaca, Mexico. It is compared to Phyllophaga godmani (Bates) and to the "rugipennis" species group. Phyllophaga godmani is redescribed from males and females, and the sclerotized genital structures of both sexes are illustrated. /// Se describe Phyllophaga (Phyllophaga) chinanteca, especie nueva, con base en siete ejemplares recolectados en un bosque mesófilo de montaña de Oaxaca, México. Se le compara con Phyllophaga godmani (Bates) y con las especies del grupo "rugipennis". Phyllophaga godmani se redescribe con base en ejemplares de los dos sexos procedentes de las montañas de Veracruz, y se ilustran las partes esclerosadas de sus órganos genitales.

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