Description of the Immature Stages of Bittacus planus Cheng (Mecoptera: Bittacidae) with Notes on Its Biology

@inproceedings{Tan2009DescriptionOT,
  title={Description of the Immature Stages of Bittacus planus Cheng (Mecoptera: Bittacidae) with Notes on Its Biology},
  author={Jiangli Tan and Baozhen Hua},
  year={2009}
}
Abstract The immature stages of Bittacus planus Cheng, 1949, including egg, four larval instars, and pupa, are described and illustrated for the first time. The egg is spherical, with two types of micropyles. The larva is eruciform and peripneustic, bearing eight pairs of prolegs on the abdomen. A pair of compound eyes and a median ocellus are present on the head. Each segment of the abdomen has rows of protuberances bearing setiferous clavate setae. The pupa is exarate and decticous. The… CONTINUE READING