Larvae of Australian Buprestidae (Coleoptera). Part 5. Genera Astraeus and Xyroscelis, with notes on larval characters of Australian polycestine taxa
Mark G. Volkovitsh, Svatopluk Bílý
|Citation||VOLKOVITSH, Mark G. a BÍLÝ, Svatopluk. Larvae of Australian Buprestidae (Coleoptera). Part 5. Genera Astraeus and Xyroscelis, with notes on larval characters of Australian polycestine taxa. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae. Prague: National Museum, 2015, 55(1), 173-202. ISSN 0374-1036 (print) 1804-6487 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/aemnp/55-1/larvae-of-australian-buprestidae-coleoptera-part-5-genera-astraeus-and-xyroscelis-with-notes-on-larval-characters-of-australian-polycestine-taxa|
Larvae of four Australian species of the buprestid subfamily Polycestinae are described and illustrated: Astraeus (Depollus) aberrans van de Poll, 1886, A. (Astraeus) prothoracicus van de Poll, 1889 (Astraeini), Xyroscelis crocata Gory & Laporte, 1839, and Xyroscelis sp. (probably X. bumana Williams & Watkins, 1986) (Xyroscelidini). Described larvae are compared with other Australian polycestine genera with known larvae. Discussion on the taxonomic value and implication of larval characters of all studied Australian polycestine genera is given.