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1 June 2009 Larval Description of Carabus prodigus Erichson, with Discussion of the Position of the Subgenus Apotomopterus within the Genus Carabus L. (Coleoptera: Carabidae)
Guiqing Liu, Thierry Deuve, Mingyi Tian
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Abstract

Adults of Carabus (Apotomopterus) prodigus Erichson were collected and larvae were reared in the laboratory. The morphology and chaetotaxy of the larva are described and illustrated for the first time. The phylogenetic position of Apotomopterus within Carabus is discussed based on larval character states. From similarities of the adnasale and urogomphus in the first instars of Apotomopterus and Calosoma Weber, it is concluded that Apotomopterus is a basal or primitive clade in the genus Carabus.

Guiqing Liu, Thierry Deuve, and Mingyi Tian "Larval Description of Carabus prodigus Erichson, with Discussion of the Position of the Subgenus Apotomopterus within the Genus Carabus L. (Coleoptera: Carabidae)," The Coleopterists Bulletin 63(2), 221-227, (1 June 2009). https://doi.org/10.1649/1106.1
Received: 18 March 2008; Accepted: 1 April 2009; Published: 1 June 2009
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