Cyclocephala chera Ratcliffe, 2008

Hielkema, Auke J. & Hielkema, Meindert A., 2019, An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera) of the Guianas, Insecta Mundi 732 (732), pp. 1-306 : 166

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3678492

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:930EAB11-37FA-41B0-980A-1A4736527842

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3683241

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D7FF1C-FF6C-FF4A-FF48-FA27328AFD06

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scientific name

Cyclocephala chera Ratcliffe, 2008
status

 

Cyclocephala chera Ratcliffe, 2008

Cyclocephala chera Ratcliffe 2008: 226 ( Guyana)

Distribution. Guyana: Ratcliffe 2008: 226; Moore et al. 2018b: 160. Suriname: MHCN - NEW COUN- TRY RECORD (Suriname, Para, Colakreek, (5°27′45″N, 55°13′45″W). 6/ 9-I-2013. A. J. Hielkema. On UV/HPL.); NZCS.

Note. Ratcliffe (2008: 226) describes Cyclocephala chera based on 10 female specimens from Guyana. In this description, Ratcliffe compares C. chera with C. complanata Burmeister, 1847 (p. 48), C. conspicua Sharp, 1877 (p. 135) and C. gregaria Heyne and Taschenberg, 1908 (p. 91), but not with C. undata ( Olivier, 1789) (p. 80). We have collected a number of specimens in Suriname, including several males, which were identified as C. chera by Ratcliffe. After viewing photos of these specimens, Ponchel (Y. Ponchel, pers. comm. 2015) considers them synonymous with C. undata , which he says has a bicolored and a unicolored morph. Now that we have found male specimens of C. chera it seems prudent to compare both sexes of C. chera with those of both color morphs of C. undata .

NZCS

University, National Zoological Collection of Suriname

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Dynastidae

Genus

Cyclocephala

Loc

Cyclocephala chera Ratcliffe, 2008

Hielkema, Auke J. & Hielkema, Meindert A. 2019
2019
Loc

Cyclocephala chera

Ratcliffe 2008: 226
2008