Description of the larva of Acanthobodilus languidulus (Schmidt, 1916) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
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The larva of Acanthobodilus languidulus (Schmidt, 1916) is described and illustrated for the first time. The larva of A. languidulus differs from larva of A. immundus (Creutzer, 1799) by chaetotaxy of head capsule and number of setae in the row in palidia. The larvae of the genus Acanthobodilus Dellacasa, 1983, similar to larvae of the genera Bodilus Mulsant et Rey, 1870 and Melinopterus Mulsant, 1842. Larvae of the genera Acanthobodilus and Melinopterus have lateral abdominal extension with 3 setae, but larvae of the genus Bodilus have four setae. The larvae of the genus Acanthobodilus have lacinia dorsally with a row of 7 long setae near the mesal edge, the larvae of Bodilus with a row of 6 long setae, and the larva of Melinopterus with a row of 5 long setae. A key to larvae of the genus Acanthobodilus is provided.