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COLEOPTERA, Rhipiceridae --  <Images> & <Juveniles>


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          The mature larva of Sandalus niger Knoch was taken from a pupa of Cicada that had constructed its emergence burrow and reached the soil surface (Craighead 1921).  it was thought to have developed as a parasitoid, and its body showed modifications, such as a reduction in the legs.  The larva was robust and the 9th tergum had a sclerotized tip and bore a pair of broadly conical cerci.



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