Monstrosities observed in North American Coleoptera

fig.1. -Calosoma triste, right antennafig. 2. -Cychrus angusticollis left middle leg
fig. 3. - Metrius contractus, left middle leg
fig.4. -Pasimachus punctulatus, left middle leg
fig. 5. -Scarites substriatus
fig. 6. -Dyschirius globulosus right and left leg
fig. 7. -Chlaenius diffinis left middle leg
fig. 8. -Lichnanthe vulpina, right antennae
fig. 9. -Polyphylla decemlineata, antennae
fig. 10. - Strategus antaeus, underside
fig. 11. - Telephorus rotundicollis, right antennae
fig. 12. - Prionus californicus
fig. 13. Eleodes pilosa, right antenna
fig 14. Helops sulcipennis, right maxillary palpus

fig.1. -Calosoma triste, right antenna
fig. 2. -Cychrus angusticollis left middle leg
fig. 3. – Metrius contractus, left middle leg
fig.4. -Pasimachus punctulatus, left middle leg
fig. 5. -Scarites substriatus
fig. 6. -Dyschirius globulosus right and left leg
fig. 7. -Chlaenius diffinis left middle leg
fig. 8. -Lichnanthe vulpina, right antennae
fig. 9. -Polyphylla decemlineata, antennae
fig. 10. – Strategus antaeus, underside
fig. 11. – Telephorus rotundicollis, right antennae
fig. 12. – Prionus californicus
fig. 13. Eleodes pilosa, right antenna
fig 14. Helops sulcipennis, right maxillary palpus

 

Hey Readers! You can get your very own copy of: Transactions of the American Entomological Society and Proceedings Volume 8. In this volume is an article by H.F. Jayne: Descriptions of some monstrosities observed in North American Coleoptera. As you can see from the excerpted plate above (you may have to click on the square), it is some pretty fantastic stuff. A recent cause of insect abnormalities isn’t as much fun.

Enjoy the read and don’t forget to think.

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