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1 September 2004 The First Records of Bycrea Villosa Pascoe (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in the United States, Central America and Colombia and Notes on Its Association with Leaf-Cutting Ants
Warren E. Steiner Jr.
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Abstract

The first records of Bycrea villosa Pascoe (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae; Opatrinae) outside Mexico are reported, including recent collections from Arizona, USA, and specimens from Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala. The beetle is of interest because of its association with the nests of leaf-cutter ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), specifically Atta mexicana (F. Smith) and probably other Atta species that have above-ground refuse dumps. A diagnosis and images of the beetle adult and larva are included.

Warren E. Steiner Jr. "The First Records of Bycrea Villosa Pascoe (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in the United States, Central America and Colombia and Notes on Its Association with Leaf-Cutting Ants," The Coleopterists Bulletin 58(3), 329-334, (1 September 2004). https://doi.org/10.1649/619
Received: 14 August 2002; Accepted: 1 January 2003; Published: 1 September 2004
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