Phyllophaga (Phyllophaga) sericata ( Erichson, 1848 ),

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: 117

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:930EAB11-37FA-41B0-980A-1A4736527842

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3684069

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scientific name

Phyllophaga (Phyllophaga) sericata ( Erichson, 1848 )
status

 

Phyllophaga (Phyllophaga) sericata ( Erichson, 1848) 

Ancylonycha sericata Erichson 1848: 563  ( Guyana)

Distribution. Guyana: Erichson 1848: 563 (as Ancylonycha sericata  ). French Guiana: Blackwelder 1944: 225 (treated as a synonym of P. leprieuri ( Blanchard, 1851))  ; Evans and Smith 2009: 130. Other: Dalla Torre 1912: 194 (none - treated (as Lachnosterna sericata  ) as a possible synonym of P. leprieuri ( Blanchard, 1851)  (as L. leprieuri  )); Frey 1975 (not mentioned).

Note 1. Blackwelder (1944: 225) considers Phyllophaga sericata ( Erichson, 1848)  (p. 563) as a synonym of P. leprieuri ( Blanchard, 1851)  (p. 134), but according to Evans and Smith (2009: 130) these are separate species.

Note 2. Ancylonycha sericata Blanchard, 1851  (p. 136) is a junior homonym of Phyllophaga sericata ( Erichson, 1848)  and has been given the replacement name P. yucana Saylor, 1937  (p. 321). Phyllophaga yucana  is a species from Venezuela and Colombia and has not been recorded for the research area.

Note 3. Phyllophaga sericata  is described as Ancylonycha sericata in Erichson (1848: 563)  . This entire publication is dedicated to the biodiversity of present-day Guyana, and it is unclear to us why subsequent authors ( Blackwelder 1944: 225; Evans and Smith 2009: 130) mention the species only for French Guiana. Because of the clarity of the location in the describing publication, we are hesitant to blame this anomaly on a misinterpretation of the data. For now, we regard this species as recorded from Guyana as well as French Guiana.

Subgenus PHYTALUS Blanchard, 1851 

Phytalus Blanchard 1851: 130 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Melolonthidae

Genus

Phyllophaga

Loc

Phyllophaga (Phyllophaga) sericata ( Erichson, 1848 )

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

Phytalus

Blanchard, C. E. 1851: 130
1851
Loc

Ancylonycha sericata Erichson 1848: 563

Erichson, W. F. 1848: 563
1848