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Rev Bras Entomol 2017;61:208-23 - Vol. 61 Núm.3 DOI: 10.1016/j.rbe.2017.04.004
Systematics, Morphology and Biogeography
Three new species of Pelidnota MacLeay (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae) and new distributional records from northeast Brazil
André da Silva Ferreiraa,, , Lúcia M. Almeidab, Freddy Bravoc
a Universidade Federal da Bahia, Instituto de Biologia, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Diversidade Animal, Bahia, BA, Brazil
b Universidade Federal do Paraná, Departamento de Zoologia, Laboratório de Sistemática e Bioecologia de Coleoptera, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
c Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana, Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Laboratório de Sistemática de Insetos, Feira de Santana, BA, Brazil
Recebido 17 Junho 2016, Aceitaram 10 Abril 2017
Abstract

Three new species of Pelidnota MacLeay, 1819 are described from Brazil, P. beckerisp. nov., P. nordestinasp. nov., and P. pernambucanasp. nov. The diagnostic characters of the new species are presented, and they are included in the previously published key to Pelidnota. Illustrations of the male genitalia and photographs of males and females of the new species are also provided. It is reported the first record of the genus for the Brazilian Caatinga (tropical seasonal forest). New records of four species and two subspecies of Pelidnota are presented, all from Bahia state, northeastern Brazil.

Keywords
Neotropical region, Rutelini, Scarabaeoidea, Taxonomy
Rev Bras Entomol 2017;61:208-23 - Vol. 61 Núm.3 DOI: 10.1016/j.rbe.2017.04.004