Contributions to Zoology, 83 (1) – 2014

Immature stages and phylogenetic importance of Astrapaeus, a rove beetle genus of puzzling systematic position (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Staphylinini)

Ewa Pietrykowska-Tudruj1, Bernard Staniec2, Tadeusz Wojas3, Alexey Solodovnikov4

1.  Department of Zoology, Maria-Curie Sklodowska University, Akademicka 19 Street, 20-033 Lublin, Poland. E-mail: ewpiet@wp.pl

2.  Department of Zoology, Maria-Curie Sklodowska University, Akademicka 19 Street, 20-033 Lublin, Poland.

3.  Department of Forest Protection, Entomology and Climatology, University of Agriculture, Al. 29 Listopada 46, 31-425 Cracow, Poland

4.  Zoological Museum, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Universitetsparken 15, Copenhagen, 2100, Denmark

Keywords: egg,feeding preference,larva,life cycle,morphology,phylogeny,pupa.