Orlando Adona Calcetas


Orly Calcetas (right) with Tom Weir
at CSIRO Discovery Café in
Canberra, Australia


Orly finished his MS in entomology on 2012 where he specialized in the taxonomy and systematics of Philippine Melolonthini. He recently published a paper entitled “Taxonomic review of the genus Leucopholis Dejean, 1833 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae: Leucopholini) in the Philippines” in ZooTaxa. He is
now working on revisions of other genera of Philippine Leucopholini and Melolonthini such as Lepidiota, Carlschoenherria (Schoenherria), Stephanopholis, and Exopholis, and two new genera of Leucopholini.

He is currently enrolled in the Graduate School at the University of  the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) for a PhD program in entomology specializing on the taxonomy and systematics of Philippine hispines (Chrysomelidae: Hispinae (sen. str.). This is funded and supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). I am also collaborating with Charles Staines of the Smithsonian Institution, the “ expert on hispines”.

Orly is employed as Senior Science Research Specialist at the Department of Agriculture, Regional Crop Protection-IVA (DA-RCPC-IVA), Los Banos, Laguna, and is the center’s resident entomologist and crop protection specialist. He also maintains the insect collection of the Department of Agriculture’s Regional Crop Protection Center-IV and serves as a consultant to the Bureau of Plant Industry Arthropod Collection, Bureau of Plant Industry, Manila.


Orlando Adona Calcetas

Department of Agriculture

Regional Crop Protection Center-IV

Bureau of Plant Industry, Economic Garden

Los Banos, Laguna



TEL: +63 049-536-1905

EMAIL: orly.calcetas@yahoo.com.ph



Calcetas, O, A. 2019. Review of the genus Carlschoenherria(Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) of the Philippines. Zootaxa 4619 (2): 330-346.

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