Krivosheina N.P. 2010. [New data on the morphology of the larvae and pupae of xylophilous limoniids of the subgenus Austrolimnophila (s. str.) Alexander, 1920 (Diptera: Limoniidae)] // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.18 (for 2009). No.3: 221–228 [in Russian, with English summary].
A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prospect, 33, 119071 Moscow, Russia.
KEY WORDS: Diptera, Limoniidae, larvae, pupae, xylobionts, biology.
ABSTRACT. The larva of Austrolimnophila (s. str.) asiatica (Alexander, 1925) is studied for the first time. Diagnostic characters of the nominal subgenus and of the species A. (s. str.) ochracea (Meigen, 1804) are specified. More important diagnostic characters are: the structure of pigmented spots of stigmal area, morphology of lateral plates of head capsule, the structure of dents of hypostomium and position of the sensory pores on frontal plate of head. The larvae of the subgenus differ sharply from the known larvae of close genera of the tribe Epiphragmini by the morphology of the body: the absence of projections on stigmal plate of larvae. Larvae of A. asiatica develop in decaying wood of Salix spp., Alnus spp. and Abies spp. and those of A. ochracea in the wood of lying on soil trunks without bark of various deciduous trees.