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The occurrence of Spastonyx macswaini in California, and a description of its first instar larva (Coleoptera: Meloidae)

@article{Pinto1974TheOO,
  title={The occurrence of Spastonyx macswaini in California, and a description of its first instar larva (Coleoptera: Meloidae)},
  author={John Darwin Pinto},
  journal={Pan-pacific Entomologist},
  year={1974},
  volume={50},
  pages={418-422}
}
  • J. D. Pinto
  • Published 1974
  • Biology
  • Pan-pacific Entomologist

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