Right mandible in dorsal view and mesothoracic spiracle of mature Afrotropical Thanatophilus larvae. The arrows indicate species-specific diagnostic characteristics: T. micans has two ventrolateral mandibular setae and one spiracular seta, while T. mutilatus has three ventrolateral mandibular setae and two spiracular setae.

  Part of: Daniel CA, Midgley JM, Villet MH (2017) Determination of species and instars of the larvae of the Afrotropical species of Thanatophilus Leach, 1817 (Coleoptera, Silphidae). African Invertebrates 58(2): 1-10. https://doi.org/10.3897/afrinvertebr.58.12966