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Meligethes cf. brunnicornis larva Found this larva on Stachys silvatica while I was shooting images of the nymphs of <a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/tag/46325/eysarcoris_venustissimus.html" title="Eysarcoris venustissimus" class="tag"><em>6</em>Eysarcoris venustissimus</a><br />
The larva of Meligethinae are very poorly know, with only 4-5 of the 70-80 Central European species of Meligethes s.l. described (some authors have split the genus in numerous new genera, putting this species in &quot;Lamiogethes&quot;).<br />
Due to this lack of knowledge about the larvae, obviously there is no key to ID these. My &quot;ID&quot; is solely based on the host plant, as to my knowledge this is the only species on Stachys silvatica. There are however a few more on other species of Stachys spp. and it&#039;s questionable that the host plant records would render a reliable ID (knowledge/records lacking?).<br />
If the ID is correct it should also be the first record for the province of Drenthe. Cucujiformia,Cucujoidea,Geotagged,Jane's garden,Lamiogethes,Lamiogethes brunnicornis,Larva,Meligethes,Meligethes brunnicornis,Meligethinae,Netherlands,Nitidulidae,Polyphaga,Stachys silvatica Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Meligethes cf. brunnicornis larva

Found this larva on Stachys silvatica while I was shooting images of the nymphs of 6Eysarcoris venustissimus
The larva of Meligethinae are very poorly know, with only 4-5 of the 70-80 Central European species of Meligethes s.l. described (some authors have split the genus in numerous new genera, putting this species in "Lamiogethes").
Due to this lack of knowledge about the larvae, obviously there is no key to ID these. My "ID" is solely based on the host plant, as to my knowledge this is the only species on Stachys silvatica. There are however a few more on other species of Stachys spp. and it's questionable that the host plant records would render a reliable ID (knowledge/records lacking?).
If the ID is correct it should also be the first record for the province of Drenthe.

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  1. Wonderful pioneering work, Arp! Posted 8 months ago

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Uploaded Jul 3, 2020. Captured in Koekanger Dwarsdijk 40, 7958 SV Koekange, Netherlands.