Chrysina macropus (Francillon, 1795)

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 macropus (Francillon, 1795)


Chrysina macropus (Francillon, 1795) 

Scarabaeus macropus  Francillon, 1795: 1-4 [original combination].

Trichius macropus  (Francillon) [new combination by Gyllenhaal 1817: 262].

Chrysina macropus  (Francillon) [new combination by Burmeister 1844: 416].

synonym. Chrysina mexicana  Gray, 1832

Chrysina mexicana  Gray, 1832: 516-517 [original combination].

Chrysina macropus  (Francillon) [syn. by Burmeister 1844: 416].

synonym. Chrysina macropus mniszechi  H. W. Bates, 1888

Chrysina macropus var. mniszechi  H. W. Bates, 1888: 285 [original combination].

Chrysina macropus mniszechi  H. W. Bates [new subspecific status by Machatschke 1972: 17].

Chrysina macropus  (Francillon) [syn. by Morón 1990: 54].


MEXICO: Guerrero, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz ( Burmeister 1844, Gistel 1850, Blanchard 1851, H. W. Bates 1888, Nonfried 1891, Ohaus 1918, 1934b, Blackwelder 1944, Gibson and Carrillo 1959, Carrillo et al. 1966, Machatschke 1972, Morón 1985, 1990, 1993, 1994, Morón et al. 1997, Hawks 2001, Thomas et al. 2006, Krajcik 2008, Pacheco Flores et al. 2006, Delgado-Castillo and Márquez 2006, Márquez 2008, Muñoz-Hernández et al. 2008, Delgado-Castillo et al. 2012, Márquez et al. 2013, Deloya et al. 2014).


The name " Chrysina henrybatesi  " is cited as a synonym of C. macropus  on the website checklist of Chrysina  species ( Hawks 2006). As discussed by Moore and Jameson (2013), this name was proposed in a manuscript version of Hawks (2001), and it was removed before publication. Apparently the manuscript version of the published paper ( Hawks 2001) was used for the website checklist. This name is a nomen nudum and should not be listed as a synonym of C. macropus  .

The names C. macropus  mniszechi  H. W. Bates and C. mnizechii  Boucard have created some confusion (see “Remarks” under C. laniventris  ). The spelling of these names differs, but revalidation of species status would risk homonymy.