Thursday, June 07, 2007

Agabus disintegratus

Agabus disintegratus The Disintergrated Diving Beetle:


Head and pronotum reddish; elytra yellowish to brown with 3 blackish longitudinal stripes on each elytron, the middle stripe interrupted near the anterior end ( a distinguishing feature ).

Larva: Whitish with sclerotized areas yellowish-brown; head subquadrate, wides near eyes: antennae 4-segmented; abdominal segments 6 to 8 completely sclerotized; segment 8 with siphon one-fourth length of segment; 2 cerci 2 segmented; femora longer then tibiae.

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