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Revista mexicana de biodiversidad

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


MORON, Miguel Ángel; ROJAS-GOMEZ, César V.  and  ARCE-PEREZ, Roberto. Immature stages of Phyllophaga heteronycha, P. leonina and P. angulicollis (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Melolonthinae). Rev. Mex. Biodiv. [online]. 2016, vol.87, n.3, pp.933-943. ISSN 2007-8706.

Third instar larvae and pupae of Phyllophaga heteronycha (Bates) and P.leonina (Bates), and third instar larva of P.angulicollis (Bates) are described with specimens collected in soils of a Pseudotsuga macrolepis (Pinaceae) plantation, located at 2,300 m in Las Vigas, Veracruz, Mexico. Comparative brief descriptions of larvae of the first and second instars of the 3 species, drawings of diagnostic structures, comments on similarities with other species, and a key to the larvae of Phyllophaga in Mexico are included.

Keywords : Taxonomy; Melolonthini; White grubs; Pupae; Rhizophagous larvae; Forest soils; Mexico.

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