Shabalin S.A.

Description of the larva of the genus Pharaphodius Reitter, 1892 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)

Number: 383, Pages: 8 - 11

The larva of the genus Pharaphodius Reitter, 1892 is described and illustrated for the first time. The larva of Ph. rugosostriatus (Waterhouse, 1875) is similar to larva of the genus Bodilopsis Adam, 1994 by presence of one section of 60–70 setae in the caudal part of the anal sternite, by absent of setae in the basal part of anal sternite, by lateral abdomi­nal extension with 3 setae, and by the first and second antenna segments approximately equal in length. The larva of the genus Pharaphodius differs from larva of the genus Bodi­lopsis in coloration, proportions and chaetotaxy of head capsule and chaetotaxy of mouthparts.

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