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30 June 2015 First Record of Dyscinetus laevipunctatus Bates (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Dynastinae) in an Aquatic Environment in Mexico
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The scarab beetle Dyscinetus laevipunctatus Bates, 1888 (Dynastinae, Cyclocephalini) is recorded for the first time in an aquatic habitat. Specimens of D. laevipunctatus were found submerged in association with water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.), at several localities in the state of Tabasco, Mexico. These findings indicate that Dyscinetus spp. may be a broader facultatively aquatic group of species than previously realized by aquatic entomologists.

Griselda García-Rivera and Atilano Contreras-Ramos "First Record of Dyscinetus laevipunctatus Bates (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Dynastinae) in an Aquatic Environment in Mexico," Entomological News 125(1), (30 June 2015). https://doi.org/10.3157/021.125.0112
Received: 4 September 2014; Accepted: 1 March 2015; Published: 30 June 2015
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