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1 November 2001 Revision of the rugipennis Group of Phyllophaga(sensu stricto) (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae)
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Species in the Phyllophaga rugipennis group are reviewed, four new species from México, Costa Rica and Panamá are described, one specific name is synonymized, and one species is recorded for the first time from México. The group includes: P. rugipennis (Schauffus) and P. tenuipilis (Bates) from México and Guatemala; P. lissopyge (Bates) from Nicaragua to Panamá; P. hemilissa (Bates) and P. laeviscutata (Moser) from Costa Rica and Panamá; P. pachypyga (Burmeister) from Colombia and Venezuela; P. brevisetosa (Moser) and P. pruinipennis (Moser) from Colombia; P. densata (Moser) from southern México to Panamá; P. nevermanni Saylor, P. monteverdosa n.sp., P. chorotega n.sp., and P. cartaginesa n.sp. from Costa Rica; P. godmani (Bates), P. chinanteca Morón and Nogueira, P. enkerliniana Morón and Deloya, and P. candelaria n.sp. from México. Phyllophaga nigrofusca Moser is synonymized under P. pachypyga (Burmeister), and P.densata is recorded for the first time from México. A key is provided for males of the 17 species. Diagnostic structures, variation, and maps are included.

RESUMEN Se revisa el grupo de especies Phyllophaga rugipennis, se describen cuatro especies nuevas de México Costa Rica y Panamá, se sinonimiza un nombre específico y una especie se registra por primera ocasión para México. El grupo incluye: P. rugipennis (Schauffus) y P. tenuipilis (Bates) de México y Guatemala; P. lissopyge (Bates) de Nicaragua a Panamá; P. hemilissa (Bates), y P. laeviscutata (Moser) de Costa Rica y Panamá; P. pachypyga (Burmeister) de Colombia y Venezuela; P. brevisetosa (Moser), y P. pruinipennis (Moser) de Colombia; P. densata (Moser) de México a Panamá; P. nevermanni Saylor, P. monteverdosa n.sp., P. chorotega n.sp. y P. cartaginesa n.sp. de Costa Rica; P. godmani (Bates), P. chinanteca Morón y Nogueira, P. enkerliniana Morón y Deloya y P. candelaria n.sp. de México. Phyllophaga nigrofusca Moser se sinonimiza con P. pachypyga (Burmeister) y P. densata se registra por primera vez para México. Se presenta una clave para separar los machos de las 17 especies. Se incluyen ilustraciones de las estructuras diagnósticas, variación y mapas de distribución.

Miguel-Angel Morón "Revision of the rugipennis Group of Phyllophaga(sensu stricto) (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae)," Annals of the Entomological Society of America 94(6), 771-808, (1 November 2001). https://doi.org/10.1603/0013-8746(2001)094[0771:ROTRGO]2.0.CO;2
Received: 13 November 2000; Accepted: 1 July 2001; Published: 1 November 2001
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