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CHECKLIST OF THE NEW WORLD MELOLONTHINAE (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
         
INTRODUCTION

The following is a checklist of all Melolonthinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) found in the New World.  It has been modified from Evans (2003), Evans and Smith (2005), and Smith and Evans (2005) and has been updated to 1 March 2007.

Included in this checklist are all of the available names given for New World Melolonthinae (both valid and invalid).  Tribes are listed in traditional order (pseudo-phylogenetically) with genera, species, and subspecies listed alphabetically within.  Under each valid generic name the subgenera and synonymies are listed as are type species and, in some cases, citations for keys, checklists, and bibliographies.  Listed under each valid species are synonymies, distributional data by country, and citations for new combinations and spellings.  A complete bibliography is included in the “References” section of all papers mentioned in the checklist.

The purpose of this checklist is to present accurate and complete information for all the names of Melolonthinae in the New World.  The taxonomy herein is based on the current literature (even if we have unpublished data contradicting what has been published) and the nomenclature carefully follows the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.  It is our intent to update this checklist periodically as errors are corrected and new papers are published requiring changes.

Please email us any errors, additions, or suggestions for this checklist.  We would greatly appreciate copies of new papers pertaining to New World Melolonthinae to help us keep this list as up-to-date as possible.

SUBFAMILY MELOLONTHINAE Samouelle, 1819

Catalogues: Dejean, 1821, 1833, 1836; Haldeman and LeConte, 1853; LeConte, 1863a; Harold, 1869a; Crotch, 1873; Henshaw, 1885, 1887, 1889, 1895; Dalla Torre, 1912a, b, c 1913; Leng, 1920; Leng and Mutchler, 1914, 1917, 1927, 1933; Blackwelder, 1939, 1944; Blackwelder and Blackwelder, 1948; Blackwelder and Arnett, 1974; Bousquet, 1991; Poole and Gentili, 1996; Smith, 2001; Evans, 2003; Smith and Evans, 2005.

         
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

We would like to thank the following people for assistance in reviewing previous versions of the checklist, supplying us with pertinent literature, discussing various aspects of Melolonthinae classification, and/or helping with nomenclatural issues and determining publication dates: Charles L. Bellamy (California Department of Food and Agriculture, Sacramento, California, USA), Ales Bezdek (Institute of Entomology, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic), Tristão Branco (Porto, Portugal), Ev Britton (CSIRO, Canberra, Australia, now deceased), Phillip Harpootlian, (Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA), Mary Liz Jameson (University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA), Paul Lago (University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, USA), Scott McCleve (Douglas, Arizona, USA), Jose Mondaca (Santiago, Chile), Miguel Angel Morón (Instituto de Ecología, Xalapa, Veracruz, México), Federico Ocampo (University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA), Matt Paulsen (University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA), Brett Ratcliffe (University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA), and Paul Robbins (Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA),  Preparation of the checklist was supported, in part, by NSF/BS&I grant (DEB-0342189), NSF/PEET grant (DEB9712447), the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and our own resources.

         
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Authors: Arthur V. Evans and Andrew B. T. Smith
Generated on: 01/AUG/2005
.....Last modified: 14/MAY/2007
University of Nebraska State Museum - Division of Entomology