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Metriini LeConte 1853

Wendy Moore
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Containing group: Paussinae


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Bousquet, Y. 1986. Description of first-instar larva of Metrius contractus (Coleoptera: Carabidae) with remarks about phylogenetic relationships and ranking of the genus Metrius. Canadian Entomologist 118(4): 373-388.

Bousquet, Y. and H. Goulet. 1990. Description of a new species of Metrius (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Paussini) from Idaho (USA) with comments on the taxonomic status of the other taxa of the genus. Pan Pacific Entomologist 66(1): 13-18.

Eisner, T., T. H. Jones, D. J. Aneshansley, W. R. Tschinkel, R. E. Silverglied and J. Meinwald. 1977. Chemistry of defensive secretions of bombardier beetles (Brachinini, Metriini, Ozaenini, Paussini). J. Insect Physiol. 23: 1383-1386.

Zinner, K. 1986. Some physiochemical aspects of the defensive reactions of carabid beetles: The presence of pentadecane. Arquivos De Biologia E Tecnologia 29(3): 453-456.

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Scientific Name Metrius contractus
Specimen Condition Dead Specimen
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University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA

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