Check List 15(4): 579-594, doi: 10.15560/15.4.579
Checklist of the superfamily Scarabaeoidea (Insecta, Coleoptera) in an urban area of the Caribbean Colombia
expand article infoCarlos Taboada-Verona , Carlos Sermeño-Correa§, Oscar Sierra-Serrano, Jorge Ari Noriega|
‡ Grupo Evolución y Sistemática Tropical, Universidad de Sucre, Sincelejo, Colombia§ Grupo Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad de Sucre, Sincelejo, Colombia| University of Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
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We report an inventory of the superfamily Scarabaeoidea present at the campus of the University of Sucre, Sincelejo, Colombia. Specimens were captured between the months of May and June 2016. A total of 510 specimens were collected belonging to 3 families, 8 subfamilies, 27 genera, and 34 species. The subfamilies presenting the greatest diversity were Scarabaeinae and Dynastinae. For the first time the following 8 species were recorded for Sucre Department: Anomala valida Burmeister, 1844, Liogenys quadridens (Fabricius, 1798), Megasoma elephas (Fabricius, 1775), Omorgus suberosus (Fabricius, 1775), Phileurus didymus (Linnaeus, 1758), Phileurus valgus (Olivier, 1789), Phyllo­phaga menetriesi (Blanchard, 1850), and Xenopelidnota anomala (Burmeister, 1844). We highlight the importance of green zones within urban areas as possible faunistic refugia for different taxonomic groups, especially for the beetles of the superfamily Scarabaeoidea.

Faunistics, lamellicorn, Neotropical region, new records, species distribution, taxonomy