A Review of Teratology in Staphylinidae, with Description of a Teratological Specimen of Tachinus Axillaris Erichson (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Tachyporinae) from Florida

J. H. Frank


One of 51 adult Tachinus axillaris Erichson, from a single collection in northern Florida, has a bifurcate left profemur with a supernumerary appendage. Only 3 other teratological specimens of Staphylinidae with this type of aberration (schistomely) have been reported in the literature, all from Europe and none belonging to the subfamily Tachyporinae.

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