Zaitsev A.A.1, Kompantsev A.V.2, Zaitsev A.I.3 2016. A review of Larval Encaustini (Coleoptera: Erotylidae) from Russia // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.25. No.4: 367–386 [in English].

1 Moscow State Pedagogical University, Institute of Biology and Chemistry, Department of Zoology and Ecology, Kibaltchicha str. 6–3, 129164 Moscow, Russia. E-mail:

2 A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Laboratory for Soil Zoology and General Entomology, Leninsky prosp. 33, 119071, Moscow, Russia. E-mail:

3 Moscow City University, Institute of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, Department of Biology, Ecology and Methods of teaching Zoology, 2nd Selskohozyaistvennyi proezd 4–1, 129226 Moscow, Russia. E-mail:

KEY WORDS: Coleoptera, Erotylidae, Encaustini, larvae, morphology.

ABSTRACT. The late-instar larva of Episcapha flavofasciata Reitter, 1879 is described for the first time; larvae of Aulacochilus luniferus decoratus Reitter, 1879, Encaustes cruenta praenobilis Lewis, 1883, Episcapha morawitzi Solsky, 1871 and Megalodacne bellula Lewis, 1883 are redescribed. Detailed ecological data and a key to the known larvae of Encaustini from Russia provided.

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