Hopliini

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Scarabaeoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Scarabaeiformia
Superfamilia: Scarabaeoidea

Familia: Scarabaeidae
Subfamilia: Melolonthinae
Tribus: Hopliini
Genera (14): Chasme – Diaplochelus – Ectinohoplia – Himalhoplia – Hoplia – Hoplocnemis – Khoina – Knysna – Lepisia – Lepitrichula – Lepitrix – Pachycnema – Scelophysa – Spinohoplia

Name[edit]

References[edit]

  • Ahrens, D.; Scott, M.; Vogler, A.P. 2011: The phylogeny of monkey beetles based on mitochondrial and ribosomal RNA genes (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Hopliini). Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 60(3): 408–415. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2011.04.011
  • Goldblatt, P.; Bernhardt, P.; Manning, J.C. 1998: Pollination of petaloid geophytes by monkey beetles (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Hopliini) in southern Africa. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 85(2): 215–230. JSTOR
  • Goldblatt, P.; Manning, J.C. 2011: Hopliine beetles (Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Hopliini), specialized pollinators of the southern African flora. Curtis's botanical magazine, 28(4): 238–259. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8748.2011.01752.x
  • Johnson, S.D.; Midgley, J.J. 2001: Pollination by monkey beetles (Scarabaeidae: Hopliini): do color and dark centers of flowers influence alighting behavior? Environmental entomology, 30(5): 861–868. doi: 10.1603/0046-225X-30.5.861
  • Mayer, C.; Soka, G.; Picker, M. 2006: The importance of monkey beetle (Scarabaeidae: Hopliini) pollination for Aizoaceae and Asteraceae in grazed and ungrazed areas at Paulshoek, Succulent Karoo, South Africa. Journal of insect conservation, 10(4): 323–333. doi: 10.1007/s10841-006-9006-0

Vernacular names[edit]

English: monkey beetles