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18 December 2015 Xylophagous Beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae and Cerambycidae) from Ficus carica L. (Moraceae) in Morelos, Mexico
Víctor López-Martínez, Orthon Ricardo Vargas, Iran Alia-Tejacal, Víctor H. Toledo-Hernández, Angélica M. Corona-López, Hugo Delfín-González, Dagoberto Guillen-Sánchez, Daniel Jiménez-García
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Abstract

Xylophagous buprestid (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) and cerambycid beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) associated with common fig or “higuera”, Ficus carica L. (Moraceae), were studied in small orchards from Morelos, Mexico. Three species of Buprestidae and 11 species of Cerambycidae were identified. The cerambycids Eutrichillus comus Bates and Neoptychodes trilineatus (L.) were the most prevalent and abundant species reared from the sampled orchards. Ficus carica is recorded for the first time as a host for the buprestids Acmaeodera rustica Fischer, Chrysobothris analis LeConte, and Chrysobothris distincta Gory and the cerambycids Anelaphus piceum (Chemsak), E. comus, Lagocheirus obsoletus obsoletus Thomson, Sphaenothecus trilineatus Dupont, and Stenosphenus rufipes Bates. The role of xylophagous insects in the phytosanitary conditions of this fruit crop is discussed.

Víctor López-Martínez, Orthon Ricardo Vargas, Iran Alia-Tejacal, Víctor H. Toledo-Hernández, Angélica M. Corona-López, Hugo Delfín-González, Dagoberto Guillen-Sánchez, and Daniel Jiménez-García "Xylophagous Beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae and Cerambycidae) from Ficus carica L. (Moraceae) in Morelos, Mexico," The Coleopterists Bulletin 69(4), 780-788, (18 December 2015). https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-69.4.780
Received: 16 April 2015; Accepted: 24 August 2015; Published: 18 December 2015
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common fig
host plants
jewel beetles
lamiinae
longhorn beetles
woodboring insects
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