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