Pantophthalmus little & large 2

Here are a couple of French Guianan Pantophthalmus spp. that I picked up from Erica’s volunteers at the NHM today (Pantophthalmus indet. on the left (22mm) and Pantophthalmus tabanninus (dark form) on the right (45mm)). They illustrate very nicely the wide range of sizes in the pantophthalmids – assumingly due to different rates of feeding or the nourishment they can obtain from the wood that the larvae eat.

2 thoughts on “Pantophthalmus little & large

  1. Reply Sara Mar 31,2011 8:58 pm

    That’s so wonderful… 🙂

  2. Reply lousweetbaby Apr 24,2011 11:21 pm

    I prefer the big, coz it looks like robofly terminators pet !

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