Chrysina pehlkei (Ohaus, 1930)

Moore, Matthew R., Jameson, Mary L., Garner, Beulah H., Audibert, Cedric, Smith, Andrew B. T. & Seidel, Matthias, 2017, Synopsis of the pelidnotine scarabs (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Rutelinae, Rutelini) and annotated catalog of the species and subspecies, ZooKeys 666, pp. 1-349: 1

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Chrysina pehlkei (Ohaus, 1930)


Chrysina pehlkei (Ohaus, 1930) 

Plusiotis pehlkei  Ohaus, 1930b: 265-266 [original combination].

Chrysina pehlkei  (Ohaus) [new combination by Hawks 2001: 7].


GUATEMALA: Chimaltenango, El Quiché, Quetzaltenango, Sacatepéquez, San Marcos, Sololá ( Ohaus 1930b, 1934b, Blackwelder 1944, Machatschke 1972, Morón 1990, 1991, Blackaller-Bages and Delgado 1994, Thomas et al. 2006, Krajcik 2008, Morón and Nogueira 2016).


Chrysina pehlkei  was reported from Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico ( Thomas 1993, Morón et al. 1997), but these data refer to C. rutelidedundeei  (pers. comm. from Don Thomas, Aug. 2016). Morón and Nogueira (2016) considered the valid name for this species to be Plusiotis pehlkei  . Lacking a clearly articulated and evidence-based rationale for this nomenclatural change, we use the name Chrysina pehlkei  .