DESCRIPTION OF DARKLING BEETLE, OPATROIDES PUNCTULATUS BRULLE, 1832 FROM ERBIL PROVINCE - IRAQ (COLEOPTERA: TENEBRIONIDAE: OPATRINAE)

  • zewar zainal omar Erbil Polytechnic University
Keywords: Key words: Coleoptera , Tenebrionidae , Description ; Opatroides punctulatus ; Iraq.

Abstract

ABSTRACT

  A detailed description of dark beetle, Opatroides punctulatus Brullé, 1832 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from Iraq, Erbil province is presented here. Distinctive characteristics for this species are recorded and photographed,  posterior margin of labrum shallowly emarginated, laterally densely setose. Mandibles high sclerotized , bidenticates. 4th segment of maxillary palps cup shaped. Antenna 10 segmented, the segments 6-9 rounded nearly same sized. Anterior margin of Pronotum strongly concave. paramers parallel ,apical part acute and bare .

Published
2018-08-20
How to Cite
omar, zewar. (2018). DESCRIPTION OF DARKLING BEETLE, OPATROIDES PUNCTULATUS BRULLE, 1832 FROM ERBIL PROVINCE - IRAQ (COLEOPTERA: TENEBRIONIDAE: OPATRINAE). Polytechnic Journal, 8(3), 165-172. https://doi.org/10.25156/ptj.2018.8.3.228
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