Description of the Larva of Quaestus (Quaesticulus) Pachecoi (Bolivar, 1915) (Coleoptera: Leiodidae: Cholevinae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2011
Authors:B. Adamczyk, Kilian, A., Salgado, J. M.
Journal:Annales Zoologici
Keywords:cave beetles, chaetotaxy, Cholevinae, classic type of development, classic type of larvae, glands, Iberian Peninsula, larva, Leiodidae, Leptodirini, morphology, Quaestus (Quaesticulus) pachecoi

Two larval instars of Quaestus (Quaesticulus) pachecoi (Bolivar, 1915) are described and illustrated for the first time. Chaetotaxy, morphology and measurements indicate that the Q. (Q.) pachecoi has a classic type of development with two instars only and larvae belong to a classic type according to the Deleurance-Glaçon classification.

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