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Cano EB. 2020. Two new species of Phyllophaga of the Schizorhina species group from cloud forests of Chiapas, México and Guatemala (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae). Insecta Mundi 0827: 1–14.


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Phyllophaga (Phyllophaga) badbunnyi Cano new species, and Phyllophaga (Phyllophaga) sechi Cano new species, of the Schizorhina species group (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae), are described and illustrated from specimens collected at cloud forests between 1300-1750 m elevation of southeastern Chiapas, México and western Guatemala. A key to the Guatemalan and Chiapanecan species of Phyllophaga Harris, group Schizorhina, with dorsal finger-like projections of genital capsule, is provided.

Con base en especímenes colectados en bosques nubosos entre 1300 y 1750 m de altitud del sureste de Chiapas, México y del oeste de Guatemala, se describe y se ilustra a Phyllophaga (Phyllophaga) badbunnyi Cano nueva especie, y a Phyllophaga (Phyllophaga) sechi Cano nueva especie (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae). Se provee una clave para las especies guatemaltecas y chiapanecas de Phyllophaga Harris del grupo Schizorhina que presentan la cápsula genital con proyecciones dorsales en forma de dedos.