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Monzón Sierra J, Hawks DC. 2020. A new cryptic species of metallic Chrysina Kirby (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) from western Honduras. Insecta Mundi 0802: 1–5.


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Published on October 9, 2020 by Center for Systematic Entomology, Inc. P.O. Box 141874 Gainesville, FL 32614-1874 USA


A new species of Chrysina Kirby (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae), Chrysina porioni Monzón and Hawks, is described from the Sierra del Merendón west of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. This species is very similar to C. ericsmithi (Monzón and Cano), with which it has long been confused.

Resumen. Se describe una nueva especie de Chrysina Kirby (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae), Chrysina porioni Monzón y Hawks, de la Sierra del Merendón al oeste de San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Esta especies es muy parecida a C. ericsmithi (Monzón y Cano), con la cuál se ha confundido por mucho tiempo.