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Meloe formosensis Miwa, 1930

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Meloidae is a small family which is composed of 11 known species, and having parasitic relationship with grasshoppers of Orthoptera or social wasps of Hymenoptera. Meloe is the only genus without hind wings. This indicates that there should be a lot of endemic species because of weak adult dispersal ability. A good example, Meloe formosensis, was described by Miwa (1930). It is only the species of this genus found in Taiwan.


Mylabris cichorii (Linneaus) Meloe formosensis Miwa, 1930 Epicauta hirticornis (Haag-Rutenburg)


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