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Larval morphology of Osmoderma cristinae Sparacio, 1994 (Coleoptera: Cetoniidae)
expand article infoMichele Bellavista, Ignazio Sparacio§
‡ Unaffiliated, C. De Grossis 7, Palermo, Italy
§ Società Italiana di Malacologia, Via Principe di Paternò 3, Palermo, Italy
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Osmoderma cristinae Sparacio, 1994 is an endemic beetle of Sicily (Coleoptera: Cetoniidae). It is a saproxylic species and has a very important role in the forest ecosystems. It is included in multiple national and international “Red Lists" as Endangered species (Audisio et al. 2014, Cálix et al. 2018). At the larval stages O. cristinae participes in the degradation of “dead wood” in old trees, in their cavities, and in downed logs. In this work, the larval morphology of O. cristinae is described.

Presenting author

Ignazio Sparacio

Presented at

Vth International Congress on Biodiversity: „Taxonomy, Speciation and Euro-Mediterranean Biodiversity“


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