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Classification ........Chrysina Kirby, 1828
Superfamily.....
Family........... Subfamily......
Tribe.............
Scarabaeoidea
Scarabaeidae
Rutelinae
Rutelini
........syn. Plusiotis Burmeister, 1844
........syn. Pelidnotopsis Ohaus, 1915
........syn. Plusiotina Casey, 1915

Chrysina limbata
Photo by: K. Robacker.
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Rutelinae Tribes 

Anomalini
Anoplognathini
Geniatini
Rutelini
Spodochlamyiini

 

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Distribution: Mexico to Ecuador.

   
 


Cloud forest in vicinity of Tlanchinol, Hidalgo, Mexico: habitat with
perhaps the greatest diversity of Chrysina species. Type locality for
Chrysina aurofoveata with C. taylori, C. terroni, C. macropus,
C. prasina, C. sallei
, and C. badeni also taken at light set
where photographer is standing.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Revision or Synopsis: Morón, M. A. 1990. The Beetles of the World. Vol. 10: Rutelini 1. Sciences Nat. Venette, France. 145 pp., 32 plates.

 
 

Biological Data: Found in primary pine, juniper, and pine-oak forests between 50-3800m. Adults are frequently attracted to lights. Larvae live in rotten logs. Species feed on the foliage (adults) or rotting logs (larvae) of various trees including species in the genera Abies, Alnus, Arbutus, Heliocarpus, Juglans, Juniperus, Liquidambar, Pinus, Platanus, Quercus, and Turpinia.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Temporal distribution: February-December.

 

Composition: 103 species.

 
Species profiles: (click on species names)

C. adelaida C. howdenorum
C. adolphi C. intermedia
C. aenigmatica C. karschi
C. alfredolaui
C. lacordairei
C. alphabarrerai C. laniventris
C. amalia C. lecontei
C. arellanoi C. limbata
C. argenteola C. luteomarginata
C. aurigans C. macropus
C. auripes C. magnistriata
C. aurofoveata C. marginata
C. auropunctata
C. miguelangeli
C. aurora C. misteca
C. badeni C. modesta
C. batesi C. moroni
C. beckeri C. nogueirai
C. beraudi C. ohausi
C. beyeri C. optima
C. blackalleri C. oreicola
C. boucardi C. orizabae
C. brevis C. pastori
C. bruyeai C. pehlkei
C. cavei C. peruviana
C. centralis
C. plusiotina
C. chalcothea C. prasina
C. chloreis C. prototelica
C. chrysargyrea
C. psittacina
C. chrysopedila C. purpurata
C. citlaltepetlamayatli C. purulhensis
C. clypealis C. quetzalcoatli
C. colima C. quiche
C. confusa C. ratcliffei
C. costata C. resplendens
C. crassimargo C. rodriguezi
C. cunninghami
C. rutelidedundeei
C. cupreomarginata C. sallaei
C. curoei C. schusteri
C. cusuquensis C. sirenicola
C. dianae
C. spectabilis
C. difficilis C. strasseni
C. diversa C. tapantina
C. donthomasi C. taylori
C. dzidorhum C. tecunumani
C. ericsmithi C. terroni
C. erubescens C. tricolor
C. expansa C. triumphalis
C. eyai C. turckheimi
C. flohri C. veraguana
C. gaellae C. victorina
C. gloriosa C. wolfi
C. gorda C. woodi
C. guatemalensis C. xalixteca
C. guaymi C. zapoteca
C. halffteri  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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