Gymnetis chalcipes Gory & Percheron, 1833

Iorio, Osvaldo Di, 2014, A review of the natural history of adult Cetoniinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from Argentina and adjacent countries, Zootaxa 3790 (2), pp. 281-318: 287

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3790.2.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2817E185-8CD2-490F-A35D-3240CB05915A

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/B83C87E6-FFBC-FFE8-3FC9-FC71FD3EF881

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Gymnetis chalcipes Gory & Percheron, 1833
status

 

Gymnetis chalcipes Gory & Percheron, 1833 

Figs. 5–12View FIGURES 5 – 8View FIGURES 9 – 12, 16View FIGURES 13 – 16 (natural history)

Gymnetina (Gymnetoides) chalcipes chalcipes (Gory & Percheron, 1833)  : Monné 1970: 61 (natural history).

Paragymnetis chalcipes (Gory & Percheron, 1833)  : Silva et al. 1968: 555 (distribution, natural history).

Paragymnetis litigiosa  , not Gory & Percheron, 1833: Di Iorio 2003: 179 (distribution, natural history): misidentification.

Literature food records. BRAZIL: Río Grande do Sul: locality not stated, on flowers of cultivated fig tree, observation of A. Bertels ( Silva et al. 1968); ARGENTINA  : Buenos Aires: Punta Lara, 20 -II- (1927), 4 exx., identified by Bruch, feeding on sap of a branch of Salix babylonica  ( Salicaceae  ), broken by larval galleries of Mallodon spinibarbis (Linnaeus, 1758)  ( Coleoptera  : Cerambycidae  : Prioninae  ) ( Maldonado Bruzzone 1927); Florencio Varela, 16 -III- 1996, Di Iorio leg., 2 exx. ( ODIC), feeding on ripened fruits of Diospyros kaki  ( Ebenaceae  ) on the plant ( Di Iorio 2003); URUGUAY: (locality not stated), adults on flowers of Eryngium  sp. ( Apiaceae  ) ( Monné 1970).

New food records. ARGENTINA  : Buenos Aires: José C. Paz, II- 1996, C. Servian leg., 1 ex. ( FPBA), feeding on a ripened fig, Ficus carica  ( Moraceae  ); Partido Vicente López, Florida, 2011, feeding on ripened fruits of Diospyros kaki  fallen to the ground (Lucas Damer, personal observation); Reserva Ecológica de Vicente López, XII- 2012 to I- 2013, L. Damer & Di Iorio leg., 17 exx. ( ODIC) ( Table 1), feeding on sap from adult and larval galleries of Megaplatypus mutatus (Chapuis, 1825)  ( Coleoptera  : Platypodidae  ) in boles of Salix babylonica  ( Salicaceae  ) ( Figs. 5–12View FIGURES 5 – 8View FIGURES 9 – 12, 16View FIGURES 13 – 16); Capital Federal: Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur, 9 -XI- 2011, L. Damer leg., 1 ex. ( LDBA), on male flowers of Phytolacca dioica  ( Phytolaccaceae  ) fallen to the ground, several exx. (not collected), feeding on fruits fallen to the ground.

Bait traps. ARGENTINA  : Entre Ríos: Ibicuy, I- 2012, C. Ufor leg., 4 exx. ( CUJCP), 2 exx. ( ODIC), feeding in banana bait-traps; Buenos Aires: Hurlingham, 22 -I- 1997, Di Iorio leg., 1 ex. ( ODIC), in banana bait trap; Capital Federal: Agronomía, 6 -I- 2012, A. Fortino leg., 1 ex. ( AFBA), banana bait trap; Ciudad Universitaria, 2011–2012, 175 exx. ( ODIC), XII- 2012, 1 ex. ( ODIC), feeding in banana bait-traps ( Table 1).

Overwintering. ARGENTINA  : Buenos Aires: Otamendi, 30 -VII- 2008, Di Iorio leg., 1 ex. ( ODIC), under bark of Eucalyptus camaldulensis  ( Myrtaceae  ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Cetoniidae

Genus

Gymnetis

Loc

Gymnetis chalcipes Gory & Percheron, 1833

Iorio, Osvaldo Di 2014

2014
Loc

Paragymnetis litigiosa

Di 2003: 179

2003
Loc

Gymnetina (Gymnetoides) chalcipes chalcipes

Monne 1970: 61

1970
Loc

Paragymnetis chalcipes

Silva 1968: 555

1968