A detailed updated description of the morphology of the larva of Reesa vespulae (Milliron, 1939) (Dermestidae: Megatominae: Megatomini)

  • Marcin Kadej ​Faculty of Biological Science, University of Wroclaw
  • Joanna Guziak
  • Dawid Marczak
Keywords: Dermestidae, Reesa, immature stages, larva, morphology, setae, exuviae

Abstract

 An updated description of the last larval instar (based on the exuvia) of Reesa vespulae (Milliron, 1939) (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) is presented. The paper is fully illustrated and includes some important additions to extend the poorly illustrated, short notes for this species available in the references. Summarized data about biology, economic importance, and distribution of R. vespulae are also provided.

Key Words: immature stage; seta; exuvia

Resumen

Se presenta una descripción actualizada del último instar larval (basado en la exuvia) de Reesa vespulae (Milliron, 1939) (Coleoptera: Dermestidae). El articulo está completamente ilustrado e incluye algunas adiciones importantes para ampliar las pobres ilustraciones y notas cortas de esta especie disponibles en la literatura.

Palabras Clave: estadio inmaduro; seta; exuvia

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Author Biography

Marcin Kadej, ​Faculty of Biological Science, University of Wroclaw
Department of Invertebrate Biology, Evolution and Conservation
Published
2017-08-06
Section
Research Papers