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PUJOL-LUZ, JOSÉ R. and LEITE, FREDERICO M.. Description of the Ultimate Instar Larva and Puparium of Ptecticus testaceus (Fabr.) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae). Neotrop. Entomol. [online]. 2001, vol.30, n.4, pp. 587-591. ISSN 1519-566X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1519-566X2001000400012.
The larva and the puparium of Ptecticus testaceus are described based on 6 larvae and 45 puparia of imagoes emerged in laboratory. The larvae were reared in the pulp of the "abricó-de-macaco" fruit, Couroupita guianensis (Lecythidaceae). Some notes on the biology of the species are presented.
Keywords : Insecta; Sarginae; larva; Couroupita guianensis.