Description of immature stages of Hoplia mexicana Harold and H. squamifera Burmeister (Coleoptera, Melolonthidae, Hopliinae)

Miguel Ángel Morón, Andrés Ramírez-Ponce, Concepción Ramírez-Salinas, Hortensia Carrillo-Ruiz
2016 Revista Brasileira de Entomologia  
Third stage larvae and pupae are described based on specimens collected in Mexico: Oaxaca (Cerro Zempoaltepetl), and Chiapas (Amatenango), respectively. Pupal characters are described for the first time for American Hopliinae. Habitus images and figures of diagnostic characters as well as comments on the differences between these larvae and those of Hoplia callipyge LeConte, 1856 and H. equina LeConte, 1880, the only Hopliinae larvae previously known in New World, are also included.
doi:10.1016/j.rbe.2015.11.012 fatcat:dmajjd3p6zg27o4cu4rcbi2xrq