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The Variegated Mud-Loving Beetles of Europe (second part) (Coleoptera: Heteroceridae)



Abstract. Data on the biology and ethology of adults and larvae of the variegated mud-loving beetles, their parasites (Ascomycetes, Protozoa, Nematoda, Acari, Hymenoptera Chalcidoidea), collecting methods, preparation and conservation are provided. For the first time the presence of Botryandromyces heteroceri (Maire) was discovered on Augyles flavidus (Rossi, 1794), from Italy, and on Heterocerus obsoletus Curtis, 1828, from Germany.

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