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A review of the Blaesiina (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Cetoniinae, Gymnetini)

Author(s): Brett Ratcliffe

Journal: ZooKeys
ISSN 1313-2989

Volume: 34;
Start page: 105;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Scarabaeidae | Cetoniinae | Gymnetini | Blaesiina

The two genera comprising the subtribe Blaesiina (Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Gymnetini) are reviewed. Each genus contains two species, with Blaesia Burmeister occurring in southern South America and Halffterinetis Moron & Nogueira occurring in northern Mexico. Descriptions, keys, distributions, biology, and illustrations are provided. The biogeography of the Blaesiina is discussed with a hypothesis to explain the current disjunct distributions. I provide a new state record for Halffterinetis gonzaloi Moron & Nogueira in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

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