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September 2002


Published in The Coleopterists Bulletin 56:3 (2002), pp. 438–445. Copyright 2002 Aura Paucar-Cabrera and Andrew B.T. Smith.


The larvae of Platycoelia gaujoni Ohaus and Platycoelia lutescens Blanchard (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) are described. These are the first descriptions of Neotropical Anoplognathini larvae. The character states shared by larval Platycoelia and two previously described Australian Anoplognathini larvae are examined. Character states that separate known Anoplognathini larvae from other Rutelinae tribes are also discussed.

Se describen las larvas de Platycoelia gaujoni Ohaus y Platycoelia lutescens Blanchard (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae). Esta es la primera descripcio´n de las larvas de Anoplognathini neotropicales. Se examinan los estados de los caracteres compartidos entre las larvas de Platycoelia y las larvas de dos especies australianas de Anoplognathini, previamente descritas. Se discuten los estados de los caracteres que distinguen a las larvas de los Anoplognathini conocidos de otras tribus de Rutelinae.

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