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Larval chaetotaxy in the genus Rhysodes Dalman, 1823 and the position of Rhysodidae within Adephaga (Coleoptera)

@inproceedings{Makarov2008LarvalCI,
  title={Larval chaetotaxy in the genus Rhysodes Dalman, 1823 and the position of Rhysodidae within Adephaga (Coleoptera)},
  author={K. Makarov},
  year={2008}
}
SUMMARY A thorough study of larval morphology in Rhysodes sulcatus (Fabricius, 1787) and Rh. comes (Lewis, 1888) (Rhysodidae) revealed a unique arrangement of the mouthparts and allowed for homologies of their elements to be elucidated. A special microporous structure was found in the labiomaxillar complex. An analysis of the larval characters resulted in rejection of all the hypotheses treating the Rhysodidae as a taxon subordinate to the Carabidae. Th e similarity of Rhysodidae larvae to… Expand

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