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Insecta Mundi 0543: 1–12.


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Four new species of the genus Chrysina Kirby (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) are described from cloud forests of Guatemala and Honduras. The Guatemalan species are C. alexae n. sp. from Purulhá, Baja Verapáz in the central mountains and C. woodruffi n. sp. from Bulej, Huehuetenango in Los Cuchumatanes Mountains at elevations from 1500 to 2000 meters. The species from Honduras are C. antonkozlovi n. sp. from Celaque, Lempira and C. maishei n. sp. from El Güisayote, Ocotepeque, at elevations between 2000 and 2600 meters above sea level.

Se describen cuatro especies nuevas del género Chrysina Kirby (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) de bosques nubosos de Guatemala y Honduras. Las especies guatemaltecas son C. alexae n. sp. de Purulhá, Baja Verapáz en las montañas centrales y C. woodruffi n. sp. de Bulej, Huehuetenango en la sierra Los Cuchumatanes en alturas de 1500 a 2000 metros. Las de Honduras son C. antonkozlovi n. sp. de Celaque, Lempira y C. maishei n. sp. de El Güisayote, Ocotepeque, a elevaciones entre 2000 y 2600 metros sobre el nivel del mar.