Distribution and biology of the rare scarab beetle Megatharsis buckleyi Waterhouse, 1891 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae: Phanaeini)

  • Megatharsis buckleyi Waterhouse, 1891 is newly recorded from Brazil, extending its distributional range beyond Ecuador and Peru. A further new provincial record from Ecuador is presented in detail, and the species’ distribution and habitat is discussed. Color variation within the species, with a possible geographic correlation, is reported here for the first time.
  • A ocorrência de Megatharsis buckleyi Waterhouse, 1891 é registrada pela primeira vez para o Brasil, implicando um grande aumento na sua área de distribuição, além do Equador e do Peru. O registro da espécie para a província equatoriana de Orellana é registrada pela primeira vez. Finalmente, discute-se a distribuição geográfica e de hábitat da espécie, e sua variação de cor que parece ter um componente geográfico.

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Author:Conrad P. D. T. Gillett, William David EdmondsGND, Santiago Villamarin
Parent Title (English):Insecta mundi : a journal of world insect systematics
Series (Serial Number):Insecta Mundi (0080)
Publisher:Center for Systematic Entomology
Place of publication:Gainesville, Fla.
Document Type:Part of Periodical
Date of Publication (online):2009/12/23
Year of first Publication:2009
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Contributing Corporation:Center for Systematic Entomology, Inc.
Release Date:2009/12/23
Source:Gainesville : http://www.centerforsystematicentomology.org/insectamundi/
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht