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  .......Gymnetis MacLeay, 1819

.......Gymnetis MacLeay 1819: 152.

  .......Paragymnetis Schürhoff 1937: 56-80.
  .......Gymnetoides Martinez 1949: 14.
Classification .......Gymnetosoma Martinez 1949.
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Gymnetis bajula (Olivier).
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Distribution of Gymnetis.

Distribution: Southern United States through Argentina.


Composition: G. bajula (Olivier), G. bomplandi Schaum, G. bouvieri Bourgoin, G, carbo Schürhoff, G. caseyi Casey, G. cerdai Antoine, G. coturnix Burmeister, G. chalcipes Gory and Percheron, G. chevrolati Gory and Percheron, G. flaveola (Fabricius), G. flavomarginata Blanchard, G. hebraica (Drapiez), G. hieroglyphica (Vigors), G. holosericea Voet, G. lanius (Linneaus), G. margineguttata Gory and Percheron, G. pantherina Gory and Percheron, G. pardalis Gory and Percheron, G. poecila Schaum, G. prothoracica Thomson, G. pudibunda Burmeister, G. pulchra (Swederus), G. punctipennis Burmeister, G. rufilatris Illiger, G. sculptiventris Thomson, G. stellata (Latreille), G. strigosa (Olivier), G. subpunctata Westwood,and G. xanthospila Schaum.


Larvae: Described for G. sallei (as G. flavomarginata sallei).
G. chalcipes (as Paragymnetis chalcipes), G. hebraica (as G. hebraica difficilis), G. holosericea, and G. pantherina.


ANTOINE, P. 2001. Contribution a la connaissance des Gymnetini (Coleoptera, Cetoniidae). Coléoptères 7: 113-136.

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.

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

MORÓN, M.A. & R. ARCE. 2002. Descriptions of the immature stages of five Mexican species of Gymnetini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 104: 1036-1054.

OROZCO, J. & L.C. PARDO-LOCARNO. 2004. Description of the immature stages of three species of American Cetoniinae. Zootaxa 769:1-14.

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

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