Prodontria modesta

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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
Genus: Prodontria
Species: Prodontria modesta
Synonyms (1): P. bicolorata


  • Prodontria modesta (Broun, 1909)
    • Original combination: Lewisiella modesta
    • Original genus: Lewisiella Broun, 1909
    • Original status: valid species
    • Primary type: syntypes or unique holotype
      • Fixation: automatic
      • Description: [adult(s)]
      • Repository: BMNH?
    • Type locality: 'Manorburn, Otago'


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Emerson, B. 1994: Conservation status of chafer beetles Prodontria bicolorata and P. modesta: distribution and ecological observations. New Zealand entomologist, 17: 3–6.
  • Emerson, B.C.; Barratt, B.I.P. 1997: Descriptions of seven new species of the genus Prodontria Broun (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae). Coleopterists bulletin, 51: 23–36. JSTOR
  • Emerson, B.C.; Wallis, G.P. 1994: Species status and population genetic structure of the flightless chafer beetles Prodontria modesta and P. bicolorata (Coleoptera; Scarabaeidae) from South Island, New Zealand. Molecular ecology, 3: 339–345.
  • Emerson, B.C.; Wallis, G.P. 1995: Phylogenetic relationships of the Prodontria (Coleoptera; Scarabaeidae; subfamily Melolonthinae), derived from sequence variation in the mitochondrial Cytochrome Oxidase II gene. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 4: 433–447.
  • Given, B.B. 1952: A revision of the Melolonthinae of New Zealand. Part 1: the adult beetles. New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research bulletin, 102: 1–137.
  • Vink, C.J. et al. 2003: Molecular phylogenetic analysis supports the synonymy of Prodontria modesta (Broun) and Prodontria bicolorata Given (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae). Journal of insect conservation 7(4): 215-221. DOI: 10.1023/B:JICO.0000021011.23585.d7 Reference page