Revista Brasileira de Entomologia Revista Brasileira de Entomologia
Rev Bras Entomol 2017;61:354-8 - Vol. 61 Num.4 DOI: 10.1016/j.rbe.2017.07.004
Systematics, Morphology and Biogeography
Description of the third instar larva of Saccharoscaptus laminifer (Dechambre) (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Dynastinae)
Miguel Ángel Morón
Red de Biodiversidad y Sistemática, Instituto de Ecología, Xalapa, Mexico
Received 04 April 2017, Accepted 17 July 2017
Abstract

The larva of pentodontine S. laminifer is described for first time based on specimens collected under roots of sugarcane in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Diagnostic structures are illustrated and the differences and similarities with other previously described larvae of South American genera of Pentodontini are outlined. A key to the larvae of some American genera of pentodontines is included.

Keywords
Morphology, Taxonomy, Biology, White grubs, Sugarcane
Rev Bras Entomol 2017;61:354-8 - Vol. 61 Num.4 DOI: 10.1016/j.rbe.2017.07.004