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1 March 2012 Description of the Larvae of Hylamorpha elegans (Burmeister, 1844) and Aulacopalpus punctatus (Fairmaire and Germain, 1860) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini)
A. Ernesto Cisternas, Ll. Roberto Carrillo
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Abstract

The third instars of Hylamorpha elegans (Burmeister, 1844) and Aulacopalpus punctatus (Fairmaire and Germain, 1860) (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini) are described. Descriptions are based on larvae reared from eggs laid by adults in the laboratory and larvae collected in the field. These are the first descriptions of anoplognathine larvae from southern South America. The larvae feed in the root layer in pastures. The two species are easily distinguished by the coloration and roughness of the cephalic capsule and the distribution and shape of the setae on the raster.

A. Ernesto Cisternas and Ll. Roberto Carrillo "Description of the Larvae of Hylamorpha elegans (Burmeister, 1844) and Aulacopalpus punctatus (Fairmaire and Germain, 1860) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini)," The Coleopterists Bulletin 66(1), 37-44, (1 March 2012). https://doi.org/10.1649/072.066.0111
Received: 11 May 2010; Accepted: 10 December 2011; Published: 1 March 2012
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chaetotaxy
morphology
neotropical
scarab beetles
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