Cyclocephala brittoni Endrödi, 1964, Endrodi, 1964

Gasca-Alvarez, Héctor Jaime, 2013, New Records of Cyclocephala Dejean (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) Associated with Caladium bicolor (Aiton) Vent. (Araceae), The Coleopterists Bulletin 67 (4), pp. 416-418: 416-417

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Cyclocephala brittoni Endrödi, 1964


Cyclocephala brittoni Endrödi, 1964  

At the Pandi locality, two males and two females were found in the spathes of a patch of C. bicolor   inflorescences during anthesis. In one inflorescence, two individuals were found on the spadix, covered by floral exudates. At the Nuchia locality, one male was found on the spadix of a C. bicolor   undergoing anthesis. All of these C. bicolor   specimens were in open pasture. Cyclocephala brittoni   has been found in inflorescences of three other species: Annona muricata   L. ( Magnoliales   : Annonaceae   ), Bactris hondurensis Standl.   ( Arecales   : Arecaceae   ), and Rhodospatha sp.   ( Araceae   ) ( Bullock 1981; Villalta 1988; Ratcliffe 1992).

Cyclocephala brittoni   resembles a few species externally, but is distinguished by the presence of a dense fringe of long setae on the lateral margin of pronotum. The asymmetric shape of the parameres, a rare character state in Cyclocephala   , is another character that allows recognition of C. brittoni   .