Chrysina adelaida (Hope, 1841)

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 adelaida (Hope, 1841)


Chrysina adelaida (Hope, 1841) 

Pelidnota adelaida  Hope, 1841: 147 [original combination].

Plusiotis adelaida  (Hope) [new combination by Burmeister 1844: 421].

Plusiotis adelaidae  (Hope) [incorrect subsequent spelling by Nonfried 1891: 302].

Chrysina adelaida  (Hope) [new combination by Hawks 2001: 7].

synonym. Pelidnota ornatissima  Sturm, 1843

Pelidnota ornatissima  Sturm, 1843: 341-342 [original combination].

Plusiotis adelaida  (Hope) [syn. by Burmeister 1844: 421].

synonym. Plusiotis adelaida pavonacea  Casey, 1915

Plusiotis adelaida pavonacea  Casey, 1915: 84.

Chrysina adelaida  (Hope) [syn. n.].


MEXICO: Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Colima, Durango, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, México, Michoacán, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Veracruz ( Hope 1841, Sturm 1843, Burmeister 1844, Lucas 1865, Harold 1869b, Boucard 1875, H. W. Bates 1888, Nonfried 1891, Casey 1915, Ohaus 1918, 1934b, Blackwelder 1944, Cazier 1951, Carrillo et al. 1966, Machatschke 1972, Morón 1985, 1990, 1991, 1994, Morón and Zaragoza 1976, Morón and Deloya 1991, Ratcliffe et al. 1992, Deloya et al. 1993, Lobo and Morón 1993, García-Montiel et al. 2003, Thomas et al. 2006, Delgado-Castillo and Márquez 2006, Krajcik 2008, Márquez 2008, Márquez and Sierra-Martínez 2008, Muñoz-Hernández et al. 2008, Morón and Márquez 2012, Márquez et al. 2013, Deloya et al. 2014).


Hawks (2006) provided an online "Checklist of Chrysina  species" wherein he considered C. adelaida  pavonacea  Casey to be a synonym of C. adelaida  . Casey (1915) proposed this subspecies for individuals from Guerrero, Mexico, which differed from the nominative form based on "feebly convex intervals", "very shallow clypeal sinuation", and slight differences in color. We agree that this subspecies is conspecific with the nominative form. Because the on-line checklist is not considered to be formally published for nomenclatural purposes, we synonymize this subspecies herein. Chrysina adelaida  (= C. ornatissima  ) was reported from "San Gerónimo”, Guatemala (possibly San Jerónimo, Baja Verapaz) (H. W. Bates 1888, Ohaus 1918, 1934b, Blackwelder 1944). There have been no further published collection records for C. adelaida  in Guatemala and these data need to be re-evaluated.