Thamyrys Bezerra de Souza


Thamyrys Souza


Thamyrys is a Brazilian biologist interested in the morphology, behavior, ecology, and evolution of Dynastinae and Scarabaeinae. For her Masters degree, she conducted research on the immature taxonomy and behavior of Cyclocephala species, and for PhD she studied morphological and functional variations of Scarabaeinae in human-modified landscapes.

  Dr. Thamyrys Souza


Martello, F; Andriolli, F; Souza, T; Dodonov, P.; Ribeiro, M. 2016. Edge and land use effects on dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) in Brazilian cerrado vegetation. Journal of Insect Conservation 20: 1-14.

Souza, T; Maia, A; Albuquerque, C; Iannuzzi, L. 2015. Biology and management of the masked chafer Cyclocephala distincta Burmeister (Melolonthidae, Dynastinae, Cyclocephalini). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 59: 37-42. 

Albuquerque, L; Souza, T; Maia, A; Iannuzzi, L. 2014. New biological and immature morphological records of the masked chafer, Cyclocephala paraguayensis. Journal of Insect Science 14: 1-11.

Souza, T; Maia, A; Albuquerque, C; Iannuzzi, L. 2014. Description of Cyclocephala distincta Burmeister (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Cyclocephalini) immature and identification key for third instars of some Cyclocephala species. Zootaxa 3872: 186.

Nobre, C.; Souza, T.; Nunes, R.; Nicola, P; Pereira, L. 2014. A new distribution record of the threatened Megasoma gyas rumbucheri Fischer, 1968 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) northward to the Rio São Francisco, Pernambuco, Brazil. The Coleopterists Bulletin 68: 762-764.

Souza, T; Maia, A; Schlindwein, C; Albuquerque, L; Iannuzzi, L. 2013. The life of Cyclocephala celata Dechambre, 1980 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) in captivity with descriptions of the immature stages. Journal of Natural History 48: 1-9.

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