Synopsis of Scarab Beetle Tribe Valgini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae) in the New World

Mary Liz Jameson, Katharine Anne Swoboda
2005 Annals of the Entomological Society of America  
Two genera and Þve species of valgine scarabs (Cetoniinae: Valgini) are found in the New World, including the introduced European species, Valgus hemipterus L.. Valgus mexicanus Cazier is transferred to the genus Dasyvalgus Kolbe, and characters that support this transfer are discussed. Based on shared morphological characters, Valgus minutus Casey and V. serricollis Fitch are synonymized with V. canaliculatus (Olivier). Neotypes are designated for V. serricollis Fitch and Cetonia canaliculata
more » ... livier. A key to the genera and species of New World Valgini is provided. Species are redescribed and information about geographic and phenology, biology, and larvae is provided.
doi:10.1603/0013-8746(2005)098[0658:sosbtv];2 fatcat:g4wpadiukzfgzpvkdyyf6trr34