small hive beetle, Aethina tumida  (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) - 5310057

small hive beetle
Aethina tumida Murray, 1867

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.
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Image view: Dorsal / Abaxial / Back
Image location: Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Australia

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