oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Brief observations on the chorion patterns of cetoniine eggs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)

Volume 55, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Scanning electron micrographs of 13 species of four tribes of Cetoniinae, Goliathini, Cetoniini, Diplognathini and Cremastocheilini, illustrate the variations in chorion patterns on the eggs. The significance of these variations is discussed in relation to the egg-laying and development requirements of different species. The differences in chorion patterns do not correspond to the taxonomic groupings of the species.

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