Description of the Prepupa of Chalybion femoratum (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae), with Comments on Larval Characters in the Genus

Jos Tormos, Carlo Polidori, Josep Daniel Ass

Abstract


The prepupa of Chalybion femoratum (Fabricius) is described and illustrated. The most salient character state shown by the mature larva of this species lies in the presence of scattered setae on the integument. Morphological characters with diagnostic value for the final instar of the tribe Sceliphrini are discussed.

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