INSTITUTO DE LIMNOLOGIA "DR. RAUL A. RINGUELET"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Larval description and chaetotaxic analysis of Gyrinus monrosi Mouchamps, 1957 (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae).
MICHAT, M. C., M. ARCHANGELSKY & L. A. FERNÁNDEZ
Vienna Coleopterists Society
Lugar: Wien; Año: 2010 vol. 80 p. 1 - 1
The three larval instars of the Neotropical gyrinid species Gyrinus (Oreogyrinus) monrosi Mouchamps are described and illustrated for the first time including detailed morphometric and chaetotaxic analyses of the cephalic capsule, head appendages and legs. Larvae of Gyrinus Müller are diagnosed by the following combination of characters: cephalic capsule not constricted at level of occipital region; shape of medial lobe of frontoclypeus; presence of a mandibular retinaculum; lacinia broad, indented apically; claws with basoventral spinulae. On the other hand, larvae of the subgenus Oreogyrinus Ochs have the medial hooks of the abdominal segment X slightly longer than the lateral hooks, whereas in the subgenus Neogyrinus Hatch the medial hooks are much shorter than the lateral hooks. Regarding chaetotaxy, Gyrinus differs from Andogyrus Ochs and Dineutus Macleay in the absence of additional setae on the mandible, the distal position of pore MXg and the presence of seta TR2, from Orectochilus Lacordaire in the shape of the pretarsal setae PT1 and PT2, and from all other gyrinid genera with known larvae except Aulonogyrus Motschulsky in the presence of a row of robust hook-like additional setae on the dorsointernal margin of the stipes.