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1 May 2000 Taxonomic Review of Platycoelia lutescens (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini) and a Description of its Use as Food by the People of the Ecuadorian Highlands
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Platycoelia lutescens Blanchard (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini), a species that occurs in the Andes Mountains of South America, is redescribed. Platycoelia albescens (Bates) and P. baronis (Ohaus) are considered new synonyms of P. lutescens. A lectotype is designated for P. albescens. The use of this species as a food source by the people of the Ecuadorian highlands is discussed.

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Se redescribe a Platycoelia lutescens Blanchard (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini), especie presente en la cordillera de los Andes en Sudamérica. Platycoelia albescens (Bates) y P. baronis (Ohaus) son consideradas nuevos sinonimos de P. lutescens. Se designa lectotipo para P. albescens. Se discute el uso de esta especie como recurso alimenticio en ciertos poblados de los Andes ecuatorianos.

Andrew B. T. Smith and Aura Paucar C. "Taxonomic Review of Platycoelia lutescens (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Anoplognathini) and a Description of its Use as Food by the People of the Ecuadorian Highlands," Annals of the Entomological Society of America 93(3), 408-414, (1 May 2000). https://doi.org/10.1603/0013-8746(2000)093[0408:TROPLS]2.0.CO;2
Received: 12 August 1999; Accepted: 1 November 1999; Published: 1 May 2000
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