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21 March 2019 Beetles in Amaranthus hypochondriacus L. during the Dry Season
Hugo A. Álvarez, Hortensia Carrillo-Ruiz, Jesús F. López-Olguín, Daniel Jiménez-García, Miguel A. Morón†
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Grain amaranth, Amaranthus L., is an emerging crop cultivated worldwide. One way in which resources from the amaranth crop could be exploited as an alternative to grain is to grow amaranth in the dry season, harvest only the leaves, and incorporate them into meals. In this environmental condition, insects associated with the amaranth crop are poorly known. Results showed that Diabrotica balteata LeConte, was the most abundant species with 44.90% of the relative abundance. Nine species of Brentidae, Chrysomelidae, Coccinellidae, and Melyridae associated with dry-season amaranth, Amaranthus hypochondriacus L., crop were first reported for Puebla State, Mexico.

Hugo A. Álvarez, Hortensia Carrillo-Ruiz, Jesús F. López-Olguín, Daniel Jiménez-García, and Miguel A. Morón† "Beetles in Amaranthus hypochondriacus L. during the Dry Season," Southwestern Entomologist 44(1), 199-204, (21 March 2019). https://doi.org/10.3958/059.044.0122
Published: 21 March 2019
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