Zaytsev A.A.1, Tokareva A.S.2 2021. Larval description of Nodynus leucofasciatus Lewis, 1879 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Apateticinae) with discussion of Staphylinidae chaetotaxy // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.30. No.4: 482–499 [in English].

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

2 Museum and Institute of Zoology, Laboratory of Systematics, Zoogeography and Ecology of Invertebrates,Wilcza str. 64,00-679 Poland, Warsaw. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.30.4.10

ABSTRACT. Larvae of instars I–III of Nodynus leucofasciatus are described, including data on chaetotaxy. The possibility of applying Bousquet and Goulet [1984] nomenclatural system for Staphylinidae is discussed. An attempt to establish homologous chaetome elements among Staphylinidae and Carabidae is performed. Taxonomic position of Apateticinae is briefly discussed.

KEY WORDS: Coleoptera, larva, chaetotaxy, Staphylinidae, Apateticinae.

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