Makarov K.V., Matalin A.V. 2021. The larval stages and metamorphosis of Lebia (Poecilothais) bifenestrata A. Morawitz, 1862 (Coleoptera: Carabidae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.30. No.4: 468–481 [in English].

Moscow State Pedagogical University, Zoology & Ecology Department, Kibalchicha str. 6, build. 3, Moscow 129164, Russia. E-mails: ;

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.30.4.09

ABSTRACT. The type of development and the larval stages of Lebia (Poecilothais) bifenestrata A.Morawitz, 1862 are described and discussed. Because the larvae of L. bifenestrata feed on leaf beetle pupae, have two instars and hypermetamorphosis, their development generally agrees with that of other known Lebia. However, they show some evolutionarily primitive features such as only a few apical sensilla on palpomere 2 in the first instar larva, as well as a mobile tarsus and a bidentate nasale in the second instar larva. The features of larval chaetotaxy allow for the Lebiini and Brachinini to be considered as related groups.

KEY WORDS. Larvae, description, chaetotaxy, hypermetamorphosis, Lebiini, Brachinini.

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