Five new species of Phyllophaga (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae) of northwestern Mexico

Miguel Angel Morón, Gabriel Antonio Lugo-García, Agustín Aragón-García

Abstract


Five new species of Phyllophaga of northwestern Mexico are described: P. (Listrochelus) balacachiana sp. nov. from tropical thorny forests of northern Sinaloa and southern Sonora; P. (Listrochelus) tascatensis sp. nov. from pine and oak forests of northern Sinaloa and southwestern Chihuahua; P. (Listrochelus) choixiana sp. nov. from tropical deciduous forest of northern Sinaloa; P. (Listrochelus) reyesolivasi sp. nov. from pine and oak forest of southwestern Chihuahua; and P. (Phyllophaga) collaroides sp. nov. from pine and oak forests of northern Sinaloa and southwestern Chihuahua. Illustrations of diagnostic characters and comments on the differences from similar species are included.

 

Resumen

Se describen cinco especies nuevas de Phyllophaga del noroeste de México: P. (Listrochelus) balacachiana sp. nov. colectada en bosque tropical espinoso del norte de Sinaloa y sur de Sonora; P. (Listrochelus) tascatensis sp. nov. obtenida en bosque de pino y encino del norte de Sinaloa y suroeste de Chihuahua; P. (Listrochelus) choixiana sp. nov. encontrada en bosque tropical caducifolio del norte de Sinaloa; P. (Listrochelus) reyesolivasi sp. nov. colectada en bosque de pino y encino del suroeste de Chihuahua; y P. (Phyllophaga) collaroides sp. nov. obtenida en bosque de pino y encino del norte de Sinaloa y suroeste de Chihuahua. Se incluyen ilustraciones de los caracteres diagnósticos y comentarios sobre las diferencias con las especies afines.

 

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Keywords


May beetle; taxonomy; pine–oak forest; tropical forest

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