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Acta zoológica mexicana

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RAMIREZ-SALINAS, Concepción; MORON, Miguel-Ángel; CASTRO-RAMIREZ, Adriana E.  and  PACHECO-FLORES, Cutberto. Description of the larva of Phyllophaga (Phytalus) rufotestacea (Moser) (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae) from Chiapas, Mexico. Acta Zool. Mex [online]. 2009, vol.25, n.1, pp.1-8. ISSN 2448-8445.

The third-instar larva of Phyllophaga (Phytalus) rufotestacea (Moser, 1918) is described and illustrated, based on specimens reared from eggs laid by captive adults collected in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. Some data on the life cycle and habits are included.

Keywords : Morphology; taxonomy; white grubs; edaphicolous; saprophagous.

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