Description of the immature stages of Dircaea quadriguttata (Paykull, 1798) with notes on adult copulative organs (Coleoptera: Melandryidae)

Bolesław Burakowski, Darren Pollock
2003 Fragmenta Faunistica  
POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES FRAGMENTA FAUNISTICA F rag m . faun. W arszaw a, 30.06.2003 46 37M 6 B olesław BURAKOWSKI* a n d D a rre n POLLOCK** D e s c r ip tio n o f th e im m a tu r e sta g e s o f Dircaea quadriguttata (Pa y k u l l , 1798) w it h n o te s o n a d u lt c o p u la tiv e o r g a n s (Coleoptera: Melandryidae) Abstract: The p rev io u sly u n k n ow n larva and p upa of Dircaea quadriguttata ( P a y k u l l ) (Coleoptera: M elandry idae: Serropalpini) are described and
more » ... cribed and illustrated in detail; the ad u lt is redescribed, in clu d in g illu stration s of the m a le and fem ale co p u la tive organs and associated sclerites. This sp ecies is a prim eval forest relict from B ia ło w ieża N a tio n a l Park, P oland. The larva and p u p a d e v elo p subcortically in the sa p w o o d of large, fallen birch (Betula sp.) lo g s. K ey w ord s: Coleoptera, Melandryidae, Dircaea, larva, p u p a, co p u la tiv e organs, relict, B iałow ieża Prim eval Forest A u th o r's address: *M useum and Institute of Z oology PAS, W ilcza 64,00-679 W arszaw a, POL A N D ; D ep a rtm en t of Biology, Eastern New' M exico U n iversity,
doi:10.3161/00159301ff2003.46.1.037 fatcat:oksz4jlr3reclcr7fmscfiv47e