Research Reports: Passalidae: State of Larval Taxonomy with Description of New World Species

Jack C. Schuster

Abstract


Larvae of 12 New World Species of Passalidae are described and 7 species redescribed, bringing the total number of species described to 134 worldwide. A key is provided for all New World genera. Basic setal pattern differences differentiate New World Passalini from Proculini, with the latter tribe showing 2 basic groups of genera. Some exceptions to these basic patterns suggest possible nomenclatural changes.

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