2004, 238 pages, color illustrations & maps, b/w drawings. This field guide includes an Introduction with information about the morphological characteristics of the Cetoniinae family, its distribution worldwide and in Costa Rica. It also includes a section that explains how to raise fruit beetles in captivity.
The second part contains detailed descriptions for each of the 35 species occurring in Costa Rica. Distribution maps, differentiation of the sexes, distribution, and observations about their behavior and interesting characteristics are also provided. Spanish and English text; paperback; 5 x 8″.
The book is generously illustrated with many excellent, full-page drawings by José Alejandro Herrera. Spanish and English text; paperback; 5 x 8″.
Angel Solis, coleopterist at INBio in Costa Rica, is researching the systematics, ecology and biogeography of dung beetles (together with Bert Kohlmann) and the genus Phyllophaga and other Melolonthinae and Rutelinae (together with Miguel A. Morón). He is also coordinating the inventory of Scarabaeidae with various specialists in the different groups of this family. More than 90,000 specimens of Costa Rica Scarabaeidae in the INBio collection have been properly identified, and have been entered in a database. Solis is also the co-convenor of the Working Group on Coleoptera, responsible for developing the inventory of Coleoptera in Costa Rica.