First Larval Description of the Coastal Genus and Species Phucobius simulator (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)

Mi-Jeong Jeon, Kee-Jeong Ahn


The late-instar larva of Phucobius simulator Sharp is described for the first time, being also the first larval description of the genus Phucobius Sharp. Nine unknown larvae were collected in association with adults of P. simulator from seashores of Korea and Japan. The unknown larvae were identified as P. simulator by DNA sequencing. Diagnostic characters of the species are provided, with illustrations.


Se describe por primera vez el último estadio larval de Phucobius simulador Sharp, siendo también la primera descripción de una larva del género Phucobius Sharp. Se recolectaron nueve larvas desconocidas en asociación con los adultos de P. simulador de la costa de Corea y de Japón. Se identificaron las larvas desconocidas como P. simulador por medio de la secuenciación de ADN. Se provee caracteres diagnósticos e ilustraciones de la especie.


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Phucobius simulator; larval description; seashore; Staphylinidae

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