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Published in Folia Heyrovskyana 10:1 (May 31,2002), pp. 1-15. ISSN 1210-4108. Published by KABOUREK Publishing, Ltd., Sokolská 3923, 760 01 Zlin, Czech Republic. Used by permission.


The monotypic South American scarab genus Acrobolbia Ohaus, 1912 is reviewed and transferred to the tribe Cyclocephalini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae). It was formerly placed in the subtribe Acrobolbiina (Rutelinae: Rutelini) or subtribe Oryctomorphina (Dynastinae: Pentodontini), depending on the author. We discuss characters that warrant transfer, redescribe the genus (including the first description of a female), and briefly discuss natural history of A. macrophylla Ohaus, 1912. We include a key to males and females of all 14 genera of Cyclocephalini.

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