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Tribe Macrotomini   (Macrotomina) Thomson, 1861

The tribe Macrotomini   is divided into six subtribes; Macrotomina is composed of 168 species in 46 genera and is the only subtribe with known immature stages. The larva of Archodontes melanopus (Linnaeus, 1767)   , from the USA, was briefly described by Craighead (1915). The larva had been compared with Orthosoma Audinet-Serville, 1832   by Packard (1890). Based on the brief description, the larva of A. melanopus   is characterized by having: integument smooth, shining with sparse setae; abdominal segments with retractile ambulatory ampullae not divided by a median impressed line; epistomal margin projected above clypeal base in two broadly triangular lobes; legs present.