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Toward a natural classification of opatrine darkling beetles: comparative study of female terminalia
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The first comparative morphological study of the female terminalia of the Opatrini revealed that Heterotarsini and Heterocheirini share a unique vagina modification (presence of dual sclerites), which leads to the recovery of other presumably monophyletic groups (e.g., Blapsitnus generic complex).
Catalogue and Distribution of the Subtribe Eurynotina (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini)
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The diversity patterns of Eurynotina are analyzed and the highest diversity of species was reported from the Lowland and Montane fynbos and renosterveld ecoregions in the surroundings of Cape Peninsula.
Immature stages of beetles representing the ‘Opatrinoid’ clade (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae): an overview of current knowledge of the larval morphology and some resulting taxonomic notes on Blapstinina
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The majority of studied larvae were associated with adults using molecular tools, resulting in an updated phylogeny of the ‘Opatrinoid’ clade, provides an evolutionary context for discussion of larval morphology and a new synonym is proposed within Blapstinina.
A New Species of Atrocrates Koch, 1956 from South Africa (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Platynotina)
Abstract. A new species of tigonopoid Platynotina (Atrocrates coconatae sp. nov.) is described, diagnosed and illustrated. An update for the key of the genus Atrocrates is proposed.
Taxonomy and distribution of the Afrotropical genus Anchophthalmops Koch, 1956 with a key to species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini).
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The taxonomic and distributional data concerning the representatives of the genus Anchophthalmops were revised and new species A. neumanni and A. zablockii were described as new species.
Seasonal and Diel Activity of Dung Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) Attracted to European Bison Dung in Białowieża Primeval Forest, Poland
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This is the first paper to comprehensively describe the community structure of Scarabaeoidea dung beetles attracted to European bison dung, including their diel activity, which seems to be stable during the whole season.
Two New Species of the Afrotropical Genus Quadrideres Koch, 1956 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini), with Notes on the Interioris Species-Group
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The taxonomic and distributional data concerning the representatives of the Quadrideres interioris species-group were revised and the total species number within the genus Quad Rideres is brought to 18.
The tracheal system in post‐embryonic development of holometabolous insects: a case study using the mealworm beetle
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The data presented show that the development of the body volume and tracheal system is not linear in holometabola due to the occurrence of the pupal stage causing a decrease in body volume in the imago and at the same time influencing high growth rates of the tracheAL system during metamorphosis, exceeding that ones observed for hemimetabola.
Revision of the Genus Ulus Horn, 1870 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Opatrini: Blapstinina)
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Examination of female terminalia revealed all but two Ulus species (U. lineatulus and U. obliquus) possess sclerotized plates with spines in their bursa copulatrix, resulting in seven synonomies.
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