""The information on the diversified radiation in both morphology and biology, which occurred in the beetle family Meloidae. (Coleoptera, Tenebrionoidea) at the pre-imaginal stage, is here synthetically reviewed and illustrated. During the past twenty years, the combination of an intensive research activity on larval morphology and biology, jointed to molecular phylogenetic studies, led to reconsider several previous phylogenetic hypotheses apparently stable. A new scenario on the evolutionary history of this remarkable beetle family is here presented and critically discussed.""
Bologna, M.A., DI GIULIO, A. (2011). Biological and morphological adaptations in the pre-imaginal phases of the beetle family Meloidae. ATTI DELL'ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE ITALIANA DI ENTOMOLOGIA. RENDICONTI, 59, 141-152.