Kazantsev S.V.1, Zaitsev A.A.2 2021. First description of Benibotarus Kôno, 1932 larva, with supplementary data on B. longicornis (Reiche, 1878) imago (Coleoptera: Lycidae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.30. No.3: 275–281 [in English].

1 Insect Centre, Donetskaya 13–326, Moscow 109651, Russia. E–mail: kazantss@mail.ru

2 Moscow Pedagogical State University, Zoology & Ecology Department, Kibaltchicha street 6, building 5, Moscow, 129278 Russia. E-mail: ztema@mail.ru

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.30.3.04

ABSTRACT. A larva of Benibotarus longicornis (Reiche, 1878) from the western Caucasus is described for the first time, this being also the first description of a larva in the dictyopterine genus Benibotarus Kôno, 1932. A female of B. longicornis is also described for the first time, and both a male and a female of the species are illustrated by macrophotographs.

KEY WORDS: Coleoptera, Lycidae, larvae, Palaearctic region.

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