Cyclocephala ovulum H. W. Bates, 1888,

Hielkema, Auke J. & Hielkema, Meindert A., 2019, An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera) of the Guianas, Insecta Mundi 732 (732), pp. 1-306: 177

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3678492

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3683363

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scientific name

Cyclocephala ovulum H. W. Bates, 1888
status

 

Cyclocephala ovulum H. W. Bates, 1888 

Cyclocephala ovulum H. W. Bates 1888: 306  (Amazon Basin, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama)

Distribution. Guyana: Bodkin 1919: 215; Moore et al. 2018b: 225. Suriname: MHCN - NEW COUN- TRY RECORD (Suriname, Para, 1 km W of Zanderij, (5°27′37″N, 55°13′21″W). 5-I-2011. A. J. Hielkema. On UV/HPL in savanna forest.); NZCS. French Guiana: Moore et al. 2018b: 225. “Guianas”: Arrow 1937b: 14; Blackwelder 1944: 252. Brazil: Arrow 1937b: 14; Blackwelder 1944: 252; Moore et al. 2018b: 225. Venezuela ( EO): Kirmse and Ratcliffe 2019: 153 ( EO). “Amazon Basin”: H. W. Bates 1888: 306. Other: H. W. Bates 1888: 306 (Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama); Arrow 1937b: 14 (Guatemala, Paraguay); Blackwelder 1944: 252 (Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay); Endrödi 1966a: 318 (treated as an aberration of C. testacea  ), 1985a: 108, 146 (treated as an aberration of C. testacea  ); Ponchel 2011 (not mentioned); Dupuis 2016b (not mentioned); Moore et al. 2018b: 225 (Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay).

Note. In Endrödi (1966a: 318, 1985a: 108, 146) Cyclocephala ovulum  is regarded as an aberration of C. testacea  . It is reinstated as a species in Ratcliffe (2003: 180). It is noteworthy that, despite several collectors and authors being active in French Guiana, no reliable records of C. ovulum  from the Guianas have been published after Blackwelder (1944: 252), even though Ratcliffe has identified Surinamese specimens from multiple locations in the first author’s collection as belonging to this species. However, C. testacea  has recently been reported multiple times for French Guiana (see under that species). This likely means that either the Marowijne River between Suriname and French Guiana acts as a border for this species, or that either Surinamese or French Guianese specimens are consistently being misidentified, or that the validity of C. ovulum  as a separate species is not (yet) accepted by French taxonomists. The only record for French Guiana that we are aware of is in Gruner (1971: 845), as C. testacea  ab. ovulum  , and in Moore et al. (2018b: 225), with the former being copied by the latter (M. Moore, pers. comm. 2018). Given the apparent overall untrustworthiness of Gruner (1971), we consider this record unreliable.

NZCS

University, National Zoological Collection of Suriname

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Dynastidae

Genus

Cyclocephala

Loc

Cyclocephala ovulum H. W. Bates, 1888

Hielkema, Auke J. & Hielkema, Meindert A. 2019
2019
Loc

Cyclocephala ovulum H. W. Bates 1888: 306

Bates, H. W. 1888: 306
1888