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1 November 2013 Morphology of Mature Larvae of Three Species of the Genus Anthrenus (Dermestidae: Megatominae: Anthrenini) with Comparisons to Related Species
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Description of the last larval instar (based on larvae or exuviae) of Anthrenus (Helocerus) minutus (Erichson, 1848), Anthrenus (Nathrenus) biskrensis (Reitter, 1886), and Anthrenus (Nathrenus) signatus (Erichson, 1848; Coleoptera: Dermestidae) is presented. Morphological characters of Anthrenus larvae such as general morphology of antenna, epipharynx, mandible, maxilla, ligula with labial palpi, hastisetae, legs, and terga, and condition of antecostal suture, are documented and discussed. Structural differences among mature larvae of the following Anthrenus species are compared and summarized: Anthrenus coloratus (Reitter, 1881), Anthrenus delicatus delicatus (Kiesenwetter, 1851), Anthrenus flavipes flavipes (LeConte, 1854), Anthrenus fuscus (Olivier, 1789), Anthrenus museorum (L., 1761), Anthrenus latefasciatus (Reitter, 1892), Anthrenus oceanicus (Fauvel, 1903), Anthrenus olgae (Kalík, 1946), Anthrenus picturatus makolskii (Mroczkowski, 1950), Anthrenus pimpinellae pimpinellae (F., 1775), Anthrenus sarnicus (Mroczkowski, 1963), Anthrenus scrophulariae scrophulariae (L., 1758), Anthrenus sophonisba (Beal, 1998), and Anthrenus verbasci (L., 1767).

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Marcin Kadej, Sylwia Jaroszewicz, and Dariusz Tarnawski "Morphology of Mature Larvae of Three Species of the Genus Anthrenus (Dermestidae: Megatominae: Anthrenini) with Comparisons to Related Species," Annals of the Entomological Society of America 106(6), (1 November 2013). https://doi.org/10.1603/AN13032
Received: 15 March 2013; Accepted: 1 August 2013; Published: 1 November 2013
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