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1 March 2001 Seven New Species of PHYLLOPHAGA (S.STR.) Harris From Costa Rica (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Melolonthinae)
Miguel Angel Morón, Angel SolÍs
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New species of Phyllophaga (s.str.) are described from 12 Costa Rican localities as follows: P. tilarana new species, P. tapantina new species, P. talamancana new species, P. guapiloides new species, and P. puntarenosa new species from Cartago y Puntarenas provinces; P. naranjina new species, and P. lorencita new species from Alajuela and Cartago provinces. Most of these species are from submontane rain forests located between 800 and 1,750 m of altitude; P. talamancana and P.naranjina were collected in grasslands or coffee plantations, and P. puntarenosa was collected between 50 and 1,200 m of altitude in areas including tropical deciduous forests. Drawings of male genital capsules, female genital plates and tarsal claws are provided.

Miguel Angel Morón and Angel SolÍs "Seven New Species of PHYLLOPHAGA (S.STR.) Harris From Costa Rica (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Melolonthinae)," The Coleopterists Bulletin 55(1), 11-29, (1 March 2001).[0011:SNSOPS]2.0.CO;2
Received: 31 October 1999; Accepted: 1 April 2000; Published: 1 March 2001
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