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First Descriptions of Larva and Pupa of Bagous claudicans Boheman, 1845 (Curculionidae, Bagoinae) and Systematic Position of the Species Based on Molecular and Morphological Data

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Department of Zoology, Maria Curie–Skłodowska University, Akademicka 19, 20–033 Lublin, Poland
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Institute of Biology, University of Opole, Oleska 22; 45–052 Opole, Poland
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Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals Polish Academy of Sciences; Sławkowska 17, 31–016 Kraków, Poland
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Insects 2019, 10(6), 166; https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10060166
Received: 29 April 2019 / Revised: 31 May 2019 / Accepted: 5 June 2019 / Published: 10 June 2019
In this paper, the mature larva and pupa of Bagous claudicans are described and illustrated for the first time. Measurements of younger larval instars are also given. The biology of the species is discussed in association with larval morphology and feeding habits. Overall larval and pupal morphological characters of the genus Bagous are presented. Confirmation of the larva identification as Bagous claudicans species was conducted by cytochrome oxidase I (COI) sequencing. DNA barcoding was useful for specimen identification of larval stages. The systematic position of the species within the Bagous collignensis-group, based on morphological and molecular results, is also discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: Weevils; Coleoptera; Curculionidae; Bagoini; Bagous; taxonomy; morphology; larva; pupa; biology; COI; DNA barcoding Weevils; Coleoptera; Curculionidae; Bagoini; Bagous; taxonomy; morphology; larva; pupa; biology; COI; DNA barcoding
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Gosik, R.; Mazur, M.A.; Sawka-Gądek, N. First Descriptions of Larva and Pupa of Bagous claudicans Boheman, 1845 (Curculionidae, Bagoinae) and Systematic Position of the Species Based on Molecular and Morphological Data. Insects 2019, 10, 166.

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