volume 168, issue 5, P416-419 2020
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12900
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Julieta Soledad Arena, María Teresa Defagó

Abstract: This work aimed to identify discriminant morphological characteristics in Alphitobius diaperinus Panzer (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) adults that enable live males and females to be distinguished. The method of sexing proposed here is based on dimorphism of the 8th abdominal sternite and is 100% accurate. The method allows differentiation of the sexes non-destructively.