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  ........Cotinis Burmeister, 1842

........Cotinis Burmeister 1842: 247, 254.

........Latemnis Thomson 1880: 268.
........Cotinorrhina Schoch 1895: 26.


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Cotinis lebasi Gory and Percheron.
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Distribution of Cotinis.

Distribution: United States through northern South America.


Composition: C. aliena Woodruff, C. antonii Dugés, C. barthelemy Gory and Percheron, C. beraudi Delgado, C. boylei Goodrich, C. columbica Burmeister, C. fuscopicea Goodrich, C. ibarrai Deloya and Ratcliffe, C. impia (Fall), C. laticornis Bates, C. lebasi Gory and Percheron, C. lemoulti Antoine, C. mutabilis (Gory and Percheron), C. nitida (Linnaeus), C. olivia Bates, C. orientalis Deloya and Ratcliffe, C. pauperula Burmeister, C. polita Janson, C. pokornyi Deloya and Ratcliffe, C. producta Bates, C. pueblensis Bates, C. punctatostriata Bates, C. rufipennis Bates, C. sphyracera Deloya and ratcliffe, C. subviolacea (Gory and Percheron), and C. viridicyanea (Perbosc).


Larvae: Described for C. nitida, and C. mutabilis.


ANTOINE, P. 2007. Un nouveau Cotinis du Panama (Cetoniidae). Coléoptères 13: 47-50.

BLACKWELDER, R. E. 1944. Checklist of the coleopterous insects of Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America. Part 2. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 185: 189-341.

DELGADO, L. 1998. A new Mexican species of Cotinis (Coleoptera, Melolonthidae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 41: 451-452.

DELOYA, C. & B.C. RATCLIFFE. 1988. Las especies de Cotinis Burmeister en Mexico. Acta Zoologica Mexicana 28: 1-51.

DELOYA, C. 1995. A new species of Cotinis (Cotinis) Burmeister from Mexico (Coleoptera, Melolonthidae, Cetoniinae). Coleopterists Bulletin 49: 149-152.

DELOYA, C., S. Ibañez-Bernal, and G. Nogueira. 2000. A new species of Cotinis (Col. Melolonthidae) and a key for the identification of the Mexican species. Entomological News 111: 171-176.

GOODRICH, M. A. 1965. A revision of the genus Cotinis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 59(3): 550-568.

KRAJCIK, M. 1988. Cetoniidae of the World. Catalogue-Part I. Most, Czech Republic.

RITCHER, P.O. 1966. White Grubs and their allies. A study of North American Scarabaeoid Larvae. Oregon State University press, Corvallis. 219 pp.

WOODRUFF, R. E. 2008. The genus Cotinis Burmeister in the United States, with description of a new species from the Florida keys, including a checklist of the genus. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae). Insecta Mundi 51;1-13.

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