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Larval and Pupal Descriptions of Two Aegopsis Species (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Dynastinae)

Florida Entomologist
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  • Agaocephalini
  • Immature Stages
  • Taxonomy
  • Biology
  • Colombia
  • Brazil


The third-instar larvae and pupae of Aegopsis curvicornis Burmeister, and A. bolboceridus (Thomson) are described for the first time based on specimens collected and reared in Cundinamarca, Colombia and Planaltina, DF, Brazil, respectively. A key to the known thirdinstar larvae of the Agaocephalini is provided. Some data on the biology of both species are also included. Se describen por primera vez las larvas de tercer estadio y las pupas de Aegopsis curvicornis Burmeister y A. bolboceridus (Thomson) con base en ejemplares colectados y criados en Cundinamarca, Colombia y Planaltina, DF, Brasil, respectivamente. Se proporciona una clave para identificar las larvas de tercer estadio conocidas de las especies de Agaocephalini. También se incluyen algunos datos de la biología de las dos especies.

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