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Revista mexicana de biodiversidad

On-line version ISSN 2007-8706Print version ISSN 1870-3453

Abstract

PARDO-LOCARNO, Luis Carlos; MORON, Miguel Ángel  and  GAIGL, Andreas. Immature stages of Coelosis biloba (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Dynastinae) with notes on their biology. Rev. Mex. Biodiv. [online]. 2006, vol.77, n.2, pp.215-224. ISSN 2007-8706.

The larva of third instar, male and female pupae of Coelosis biloba obtained inside ant nests of Atta cephalotes in Colombia (Cauca, Valle) and Mexico (Veracruz) are described. Drawings of diagnostic structures, a key to the known third instar larvae of American Oryctini, and observations on the biology of C. biloba as inquiline of ant nests, are included.

Keywords : Scarabaeoidea; larva; pupa; taxonomy; myrmecophilia; Colombia; Mexico.

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