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Scientific Note: A Case of Gynandromorphy in Golofa Tersander Burmeister (Coleoptra: Scarabaeidae)
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  • Brett C. Ratcliffe, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Date of this Version
1-1-1989
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Published in THE COLEOPTERISTS BULLETIN 43(3), 1989. Copyright © 1989 by Brett C. Ratcliffe. Used by permission.
Abstract
Golofa tersander is a sexually dimorphic species with males possessing a long, slender horn arising from the frons, a distinct pronotal tubercle anteriorly, a strongly convex pygidium, and an apically emarginate last sternite. Females, on the other hand, have only a tubercle on the frons, lack a pronotal tubercle, possess a relatively flat pygidium, and the last sternite is entire apically. Both of the specimens described here exhibit all of these external male character states just mentioned.
Citation Information
Brett C. Ratcliffe. "Scientific Note: A Case of Gynandromorphy in Golofa Tersander Burmeister (Coleoptra: Scarabaeidae)" (1989)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/brett_ratcliffe/72/