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Héctor Jaime Gasca-Álvarez, Paul Skelley and Cuauhtémoc Deloya A remarkable teratological specimen of Trichiotinus rufobrunneus (Casey) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Trichiini) Insecta Mundi 0680: 1–5


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An unusual eye malformation observed in Trichiotinus rufobrunneus (Casey) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Trichiini), is described and illustrated. The functionality of the ectopic compound eye is discussed. According to label data, larval association with oak rotten log habitats is reported.

Se describe e ilustra una malformación inusual en los ojos de Trichiotinus rufobrunneus (Casey, 1914). Se discute la funcionalidad de los ojos compuestos ectópicos. De acuerdo con los datos de etiqueta, se reporta la asociación de la larva con madera de roble en descomposición.