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[ Australasian Nitidulid Beetle Gallery ]

This image gallery displays scanning electron micrographs of the Australasian nitidulid beetle Haptoncus takhtajanii, which is the principal phytophagous associate of flowers of Degeneria vitiensis (Degeneriaceae, Magnoliales, Magnolianae). I thank Roger A. Beaver, Ph.D. for identifying the beetles. Field work on Degeneriaceae of the Fiji Islands was sponsored by a grant to Dr. Miller from the National Geographic Society. I thank Al Soeldner of the Oregon State University Electron Microscope Facility for preparing and photographing the specimens.


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  • Australasian Nitidulid Beetle Gallery
  • Floral Organs of Degenerias Pictured by Scanning Electron Microscopy
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