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Rev Bras Entomol 2017;61:359-64 - Vol. 61 Num.4 DOI: 10.1016/j.rbe.2017.07.002
Systematics, Morphology and Biogeography
Description of immature stages of Platycoelia valida Burmeister, 1844 (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini)
Jhon César Neita-Morenoa, Miguel Ángel Morónb,,
a Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt, Claustro de San Agustín, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
b Red de Biodiversidad y Sistemática, Instituto de Ecología, Xalapa, Mexico
Received 16 December 2016, Accepted 10 July 2017
Abstract

Description of immature stages of Platycoelia valida Burmeister, 1844 (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini). Third instar larva and pupa of P. valida are described for the first time based on specimens collected in soils of yucca and coffee fields in Cundinamarca, Colombia. Illustrations of diagnostic structures and keys to the known third-stage larvae of Rutelinae tribes and Platycoelia species are included. Data on the biology and distribution of P. valida in Colombia are also commented.

Keywords
Shiny leaf chafers, Larva, Pupa, Taxonomy, Biology
Rev Bras Entomol 2017;61:359-64 - Vol. 61 Num.4 DOI: 10.1016/j.rbe.2017.07.002