Shiny pasture scarab Scitala sericans, from Insects of Tasmania.

Belongs within: Melolonthinae.

Scitala is an Australian genus of black or brown chafers lacking dorsal setae and with striae on the elytra paired so alternate intervals differ in width.

<==Scitala Erichson 1842 HW92
    |--*S. sericans Erichson 1842 HW92 (see below for synonymy)
    |--S. aureorufa (Blanchard 1850) (see below for synonymy) HW92
    |--S. calescens Blackburn 1907 HW92
    |--S. celata Britton 1987 HW92
    |--S. citra Britton 1987 HW92
    |--S. coracina Britton 1987 HW92
    |--S. eremia Britton 1987 HW92
    |--S. fustula Britton 1987 HW92
    |--S. glabra (Blanchard 1850) [=Sericesthis glabra] HW92
    |--S. hirticeps (Blackburn 1907) [=Anodontonyx hirticeps; incl. A. opalescens Lea 1919] HW92
    |--S. howdeni Britton 1987 HW92
    |--S. iridipennis Britton 1987 HW92
    |--S. juvenis Blackburn 1907 HW92
    |--S. minuta Britton 1987 HW92
    |--S. nana Britton 1987 HW92
    |--S. nemesis Blackburn 1907 HW92
    |--S. nigrolineata Boisd. 1835 M86
    |--S. pruinosa Dalm. 1823 [incl. S. australis Boisd. 1835, S. geminata Boisd. 1835] M86
    |--S. pullata Boisd. 1835 M86
    |--S. rorida Burmeister 1855 [incl. S. hospes Blackburn 1907] HW92
    |--S. satelles Britton 1987 HW92
    |--S. simulans Britton 1987 HW92
    |--S. sororia Britton 1987 HW92
    |--S. uptoni Britton 1987 HW92
    `--S. volux Britton 1987 HW92

Scitala aureorufa (Blanchard 1850) [=Sericesthis aureorufa; incl. Sc. ambigua Blackburn 1907, Sc. coxalis Blackburn 1907, Sc. subsericans Blackburn 1907] HW92

*Scitala sericans Erichson 1842 HW92 [incl. Sc. aenescens Burmeister 1855 HW92, Sericesthis rugosiceps Blanchard 1850 HW92, Sc. rugosiceps M86]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[HW92] Houston, W. W. K., & T. A. Weir. 1992. Melolonthinae. In: Houston, W. W. K. (ed.) Zoological Catalogue of Australia vol. 9. Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea pp. 174–358. AGPS Press: Canberra.

[M86] Masters, G. 1886. Catalogue of the described Coleoptera of Australia. Part III. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, series 2, 1 (1): 21–126.

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