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Golofa pusilla Arrow, 1911
Golofa pusilla Arrow, 1911 (original combination).

Golofa pusilla


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


Identification: Arrow (1911), Hwang (2011), Morón (1995), Ratcliffe et al. (2013).


Life History: Moron (1995) indicated that G. pusilla lives in tropical deciduous forests, oak forests, disturbed habitats with forest remnants, and also fields of corn and sugar cane. Larvae dwell in the soil, feeding, probably, on roots or organic matter. Adults are attracted to lights. “Normally colored” (ochre elytra) specimens have been observed emerging from the same emergence holes as totally black specimens in the later afternoon in grassy areas in Jalisco. (Ratcliffe et al. 2013).


Larvae: Morón (1995) described the larval/pupal stage.


Arrow, G. J. 1911. Notes on the Lamellicorn beetles of the genus Golofa with descriptions of three new species. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8 (7): 136–141.

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.

Morón, M. A. 1995. Review of the Mexican species of Golofa Hope (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae, Dynastinae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, Volume 49 (4): 343–386.

Ratcliffe, B. C., R. D. Cave, and E. B. Cano. 2013. The dynastine scarab beetles of Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae). Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum 27: 1-666.



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