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Neotropical Entomology

, Volume 41, Issue 2, pp 150–162 | Cite as

Description of the Immature Stages of Four Species of Macrodactylini (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Melolonthinae)

  • J C Neita-Moreno
  • Miguel Ángel Morón
  • C A Zuluaga-Correa
Systematics, Morphology and Physiology

Abstract

The third instar of the genera Ceraspis, Clavipalpus, Isonychus and Manopus (Melolonthidae: Melolonthinae: Macrodactylini) are described for the first time. Descriptions are based on the larvae of Ceraspis innotata (Blanchard), Clavipalpus ursinus Blanchard, Isonychus maculatus Waterhouse and Manopus biguttatus Laporte. The pupae of C. ursinus, I. maculatus and M. biguttatus are also described. A key to the larvae of nine genera of Macrodactylini and a list of the species with immature descriptions are provided.

Keywords

Biology distribution morphology taxonomy 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We thank the Carrillo Quiroz family in Subachoque-Cundinamarca and Dr. Andreas Gaigl (Associate Professor at Univ Nacional de Colombia) for his collaboration during the field work. JCNM extends his gratitude to Dra. Hortensia Carrillo-Ruiz for her warm hospitality and assistance during his stay in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. Authors also thank the Univ Nacional de Colombia-Bogotá, D.C.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J C Neita-Moreno
    • 1
  • Miguel Ángel Morón
    • 2
    • 4
  • C A Zuluaga-Correa
    • 3
  1. 1.Fac de Agronomía, Sistemática de Insectos-AgronomíaUniv Nacional de ColombiaBogotáColombia
  2. 2.Instituto de EcologíaXalapaMexico
  3. 3.Hannover UnivLodyvegGermany
  4. 4.Red de Biodiversidad y SistemáticaInstituto de Ecología, A.C.XalapaMexico

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