Image Number: 5310057

Descriptor:
Larva(e)
Description:
The larvae are elongate, whitish grubs with rows of small spines along the back. Larvae look superficially like wax moth larvae, but the legs of beetle larvae are larger, more pronounced, and restricted to near the head. Beetle larvae do not spin webs or cocoons in the bee hive but rather pupate in the soil outside the hive; Queensland. Palmwood, 19 May 2004, C. Smith, in bee hive.
Image type:
Museum
Image view:
Dorsal / Abaxial / Back

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Image location:
Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Australia

Subject

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Superfamily: Cucujoidea
Family: Nitidulidae
Subfamily: Nitidulinae
Genus: Aethina
Subject: Aethina tumida Murray, 1867
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Image uploaded:
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Image last updated:
Thursday, December 13, 2007