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Warner WB. 2022. A new Phyllophaga (Listrochelus) timida group species from Baja California Sur (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae). Insecta Mundi 0943: 1–4.
Phyllophaga (Listrochelus) baja, new species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae), is described and illustrated. Its relationship to other species in the “timida group” is discussed.
Morón (2002) reviewed the Phyllophaga Harris (Listrochelus Blanchard) species near P. timida (Horn) and included a key to the eight known species of the “timida group.” Many species in this group are difficult to distinguish from one another via external characters; however, the male genital shape is diagnostic for each. Here I describe a new species from Baja California Sur, Mexico, that falls within that group.