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Morphology and biology of Malachius prolongatus (Coleoptera: Melyridae: Malachiinae)

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Oviposition behaviour, early instars and adult sexual dimorphism of Malachius (Malachius) prolongatus Motschulsky, 1866 (Coleoptera: Melyridae: Malachiinae) are described. Larval morphogenesis and the timing of developmental events are compiled and compared with larval development of three malachiine species studied before. Larvae of Malachius prolongatus at the time of egg hatch exhibit the most advanced morphogenesis currently known in malachiine beetles, especially in the development of labrum, antennae, mandibular condyles, maxillary and labial palps and prolegs. However, similar to previously studied genera, they also bear thoracic egg bursters.

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Longitarsus doeberli, a wingless new species from Socotra Island (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

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A new Palaearctic Thornburghiella from Transcaucasia (Diptera: Psychodidae)

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Two new species of Glischrochilus with taxonomic comments, new records from Asia, and a world checklist of the genus (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)

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Dolichogenidea maetoi sp. nov. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Japan, the first parasitoid wasp recorded from Hyblaea fortissima (Lepidoptera)

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Taxonomic review of the genus Calyptopsis of Turkey and adjacent areas (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Tentyriini)

Scientific Press Ltd, Moscow, 361 pp. (in Russian, English summary). ABDURAKHMANOV G. M., NABOZHENKO M. V., ABDURAKHMANOV A. G., IVANUSHENKO YU. YU. & DAUDOVA M. G. 2016: Geographic relations of darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) of the Palaearctic Tethys desert-steppe region with the historical review. South of Russia: Ecology, Development 11 : 35–89 (in Russian, English summary). BAUDI DI SELVE F. 1874: Catalogo dei tenebrioniti della fauna europea e circummediterranea del Museo Civico di Genova. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di

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Anaphes flavipes: redescription, neotype designation, and comparison with A. nipponicus (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea: Mymaridae)

of Anaphes fl avipes (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae), an exotic egg parasite of the cereal leaf beetle. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 61(1): 1-5. ANDERSON R. C. & PASCHKE J. D. 1969: Additional observations on the biology of Anaphes fl avipes (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae), with special reference to the effects of temperature and superparasitism on development. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 62(6): 1316-1321. ANDERSON R. C. & PASCHKE J. D. 1970a: A biological evaluation of fi ve European cultures of Anaphes fl

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Presence of uradenia in male adults of the genus Dismegistus (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Parastrachiidae)

. W. & Olagbemiro T. O. 1985: Male Produced Volatiles From Coreid Bug Leptoglossus Australis (Heteroptera). Zeitschrift Für Naturforschung 40c: 142-144. Grazia J., Schuh R. T. & Wheeler W. C. 2008: Phylogenetic Relationships Of Family Groups In Pentatomoidea Based On Morphology And Dna Sequences (Insecta: Heteroptera). Cladistics 24: 932-976. Gupta P. D. 1951: On The Structure, Development And Homology Of Female Reproductive Organs Of Dysdercus Cingulatus (Fabr.) (Heteroptera). Indian Journal Of Entomology 11 [1949-1951]: 131

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