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1 December 2013 A Revision of the Neotropical Genus Desicasta Thomson (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Gymnetini)
Brett C. Ratcliffe
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Abstract

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).

Brett C. Ratcliffe "A Revision of the Neotropical Genus Desicasta Thomson (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Gymnetini)," The Coleopterists Bulletin 67(4), 447-456, (1 December 2013). https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-67.4.447
Received: 20 July 2013; Accepted: 9 October 2013; Published: 1 December 2013
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fruit chafers
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scarab beetles
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