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Platycoelia lutescens Blanchard (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini), a species that occurs in the Andes Mountains of South America, is redescribed. Platycoelia albescens (Bates) and P. baronis (Ohaus) are considered new synonyms of P. lutescens. A lectotype is designated for P. albescens. The use of this species as a food source by the people of the Ecuadorian highlands is discussed.