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title Description of the third instar larva of a hypogean ground beetle, Trechus alicantinus (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Trechinae)
authors Ortuno, VM; Reboleira, ASPS
author full name Ortuno, Vicente M.; Reboleira, Ana Sofia P. S.
title Description of the third instar larva of a hypogean ground beetle, Trechus alicantinus (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Trechinae)
nationality internacional
language English
document type Article
abstract Description and illustrations are provided for the third instar larva of Trechus alicantinus Espanol, 1971 obtained from a laboratory breeding. This paper aims to contribute to increase the general knowledge about microendemic hypogean species of the east of the Iberian Peninsula. Besides, it expands the existing knowledge about the preimaginal stages of the genus Trechus and the whole tribe Trechini (Coleoptera, Carabidae). Larvae can give additional information about the life style of the species. Larvae can also express, even more than the imagos, some apomorphic characters, traditionally considered a result of adaptation to the hypogean habitat, such as the regression of ocular structures. The characteristic lack of stemmata is discussed. This type of event, which also appears in other Trechini larvae, is probably more related to phylogenetic lineages than with an adaptive response to hypogean environment.
e-mail address sreboleira@ua.pt
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cited reference count 26
times cited 1
total times cited count (wos, bci, and cscd) 1
publisher city HELSINKI
issn 0785-8760
iso source abbreviation ENTOMOL FENNICA
publication date Entomol. Fenn.
year published 2010
volume 21
issue 1
beginning page 33
ending page 42
web of science category 10
subject category Entomology
document delivery number Entomology
unique article identifier 611NX
link http://www.entomologicafennica.org/Volume21/abstracts21_33.htm