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1 December 2011 Canthon (Pseudepilissus) Muticus Muticus Harold, 1868 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae): Descriptions of the Third Instar and Pupa
Enrique Morelli, Patricia González-Vainer
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Abstract

The third instar and pupa of Canthon muticus muticus Harold are described and illustrated. The larvae were reared from eggs laid by adults under laboratory conditions. Morphology of the two stages is analyzed based on characters at the generic level. Larval morphology is compared with that of other species of Canthon Hoffmansegg. Species can be distinguished by a combination of head chaetotaxy and stridulatory teeth. The pupae of Canthon vary only by the pronotal projections.

Enrique Morelli and Patricia González-Vainer "Canthon (Pseudepilissus) Muticus Muticus Harold, 1868 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae): Descriptions of the Third Instar and Pupa," The Coleopterists Bulletin 65(4), 371-375, (1 December 2011). https://doi.org/10.1649/072.065.0410
Received: 27 March 2011; Accepted: 29 September 2011; Published: 1 December 2011
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Canthonini
dung beetle
Immature stages
larva
morphology
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