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Golofa incas Hope, 1837
Golofa incas Hope, 1837 (original combination).
Golofa championi Bates, 1888 (synonym).

Golofa incas


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Distribution: Guatemala and Mexico (Chiapas). (Hwang 2011; Morón 1995; Ratcliffe et al. 2013).


Identification: Endrödi (1985), Hwang (2011), Morón (1995), Ratcliffe et al. (2013).


Life History: Adults are readily attracted to lights at night. Adults are active year-round but peak flight activity is apparently from July to September. This species lives in tropical montane broadleaf forests and pine-oak forests between the elevations of 850-2,800 meters. (Ratcliffe et al. 2013).


Larvae: Not described.


Arrow, G. J. 1911. Notes on the coleopterous subfamily Dynastinae, with descriptions of new genera and species. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (series8) 8: 151-176.

Bates, H. W. 1888. Pectinicornia and Lamellicornia, Family Dynastidae. In: Godman, F. D. and O. Salvin (Editors), Biologia Centrali-American. Insecta, Coleoptera. Volume 2, Part. 2: 296–342.

Burmeister, H. 1847. Handbuch der Entomologie, Volume 5. T. C. F. Enslin, Berlin, Germany. 584 pp.

Dechambre, R. P. 1983. Le Genre Golofa (Col. Dynastidae). Bulletin Sci Nat 37: 1–11, plates I-II.

Endrödi, S. 1977. Monographie der Dynastinae (Coleoptera) 6. Tribus: Dynastini. II. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 23: 37-86.

Endrödi, S. 1985. The Dynastinae of the World. Dr. W. Junk Publisher, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. 800 pp., 46 plates.

Hope, F. W. 1837. On the Golofa beetle of Venezuela and its allied species. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London. 2: 42-45.

Hwang, S. -M. -R. 2011. The Dynastini of the World (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae). Nature & Ecology (Academic Series), Volume 4. Seoul, South Korea. 368 pp.

Lachaume, G. 1985. Dynastini 1: Dynastes – Megasoma – Golofa. Les Coleopteres du Monde 5. Sciences Nat, Venette, France. 85 pp, 29 plates.



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