Platerodrilus

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Platerodrilus
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Platerodrilus

Pic, 1921
Species

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Synonyms

Duliticola Mjöberg, 1925
Falsocalochromus Pic, 1942
Platerodriloplesius Wittmer, 1944
Platrilus Kazantsev, 2009

Platerodrilus is a genus of beetles of the family Lycidae. They commonly appear in the literature under the name Duliticola, which is an obsolete junior synonym.[1] The females retain a larval form as adults and are about 40–80 mm in length. The females and larvae have a flattened, dark body with large scales over the head, resembling trilobites, hence the informal names Trilobite beetle, Trilobite larva or "Sumatran Trilobite larva". In contrast, the males are much smaller, 8–9 mm, resembling other beetles. Species are found in tropical rainforests of India and South-east Asia.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bocak, Ladislav; Masek, Michal (2014). "The taxonomy and diversity of Platerodrilus (Coleoptera, Lycidae) inferred from molecular data and morphology of adults and larvae". ZooKeys. 426: 29–63. doi:10.3897/zookeys.426.7398. PMC 4137290. PMID 25147457.
  2. ^ Mjöberg, Eric (1925). "The Mystery of the so-called "trilobite larvae" or "Perty's larvae"definitely solved". Psyche. 32 (3): 119–157. doi:10.1155/1925/19784.
  3. ^ Duliticola paradoxa. (eol.org)
  4. ^ Wong, A.T.C. (1996). "A new species of neotenous beetle, Duliticola hoiseni (Insecta: Coleoptera: Cantharoidea: Lycidae) from Peninsula Malaysia and Singapore". The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 41 (1): 173–187.

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