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Immature Stages of Mordellidae


Detailed information on immature stages of Mordellidae is being acquired.  However, Hill (1922) found larvae of Mordellistena erythroderes Hill in termite nests and asserted that they were predaceous on the termites.  Balduf considered that the form of the larvae in this family is not such as to adapt them to the aggressive mode of life required of a predator (Clausen 1940).


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