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Golofa tersander (Burmeister, 1847)
Podischnus tersander Burmeister, 1847 (original combination).
Mixigenus leander Thomson, 1859 (synonym).
Mixigenus barbicornis Fairmaire, 1878 (synonym).
Golofa dohrni Nonfried, 1890 (synonym).

Golofa tersander


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Distribution: Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and El Salvador (Ratcliffe 2003; Ratcliffe and Cave 2006; Ratcliffe et al. 2013).


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


Life History: Morón (1995) indicated larvae are found in rotten logs. Adults are nocturnal andattracted to lights. This species occur in tropical moist forests, tropical wet forests, and premontane wet forests at elevations of 60-1,000 meters. (Ratcliffe et al. 2013).


Larvae: Morón (1995) described the third instar larva.


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

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

Fairmaire L. 1878. Description de coléoptères nouveaux d'Amérique Revue et Magasin de Zoologie Pure et Appliquée (Series 3) 6:260-270.

Hwang, S.-M.-R. 2011. The Dynastini of the World (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae). Nature and 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.

Nonfried, A. F. 1890. Neue exotische Coleopteren. Stettiner Entomologische Zeitung 51:15-20.

Ratcliffe, B. C. 2003. The dynastine scarab beetles of Costa Rica and Panama (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae). Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum 16: 1-506.

Ratcliffe, B. C. and R. D. Cave. 2006. The dynastine scarab beetles of Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae). Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum 21: 1-424.

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.

Thomson, J. 1859. Essai synoptique sur la sous-tribu des scarabaeitae vrais. Arcana Naturae 1:3-22.



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