Endosimbiosi batterica in Paederus rubrothoracicus Goeze (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae)

  title={Endosimbiosi batterica in Paederus rubrothoracicus Goeze (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae)},
  author={Luigi De Marzo},
BACTERIAL ENDOSYMBIOSIS IN PAEDERUS RUBROTHORACICUS GOEZE (COLEOPTERA, STAPHYLINIDAE) A dense bacterial flora, mainly composed by Gram-negative, asporogenous bacillary cells, was found in a pair of duct-like organs of the female reproductive system of this species. Constance of such a presence was verified in females collected from two Iocalities in Basilicata (Southern Italy) and in different months, from February up to September, covering two generations in one year. This is the first… 
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Anatomical diversity of the female genitalia of the Paederinae referring to the accessory glands (Coleoptera Staphylinidae)
Female accessory glands were found in 4 species of Paederinae out of 7 examined throughout, and their content strictly resembles the dense bacterial flora previously recorded for the closely related species, Paederidus rubrothoracicus.