Overview

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Introduction

Cucujiform beetles include the vast majority of phytophagous (plant-eating) beetles.

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Characteristics

Cucujiform beetles have the following traits:
  • cryptonephredic Malpighian tubules of the normal type
  • acone ommatidium with open rhabdom
  • no functional spiracles on eighth abdominal segment.
cryptonephridic Poll (1932, 1933)Stammer (1934)spiracle reduction - Crowson 1950, 1960eye - Wachmann 1977; Caveney 1986

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