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How to Identify Common Insect Associates of the Southern Pine Beetle
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Platypodidae


Figure 29
Figure 29

Figure 30
Figure 30

 

  • Platypus flavicornis F. (figs. 29, male; 30, female): Males have two stout spines on the end of the elytra. Females lack the spines, but like the males, have a very elongate metathorax. Thus, the hind legs appear to rise from the abdomen. The abdomen is very short relative to overall body length. The tip of the elytra are squared off in the middle. Average length for each sex is 5.0 mm.
 
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