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Notes on three species of Hololepta (Leionota) Marseul, 1853 (Coleoptera: Histeridae), predators of the agave weevil Scyphophorusacupunctatus Gyllenhal, 1838 (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae) in Mexico

Author:
Salcedo-Delgado, Miriam, Figueroa-Castro, Pedro, Hernández-Ruíz, Artemio, Degallier, Nicolas, González-Hernández, Héctor, Nidia Bélgica Pérez-De la O,, López-Martínez, Víctor
Source:
ThePan-Pacific entomologist 2018 v.94 no.2 pp. 59-66
ISSN:
0031-0603
Subject:
Curculionidae, Histeridae, crops, predators, taxonomic keys, Mexico
Abstract:
Three Hololepta (Leionota) Marseul, 1853 (Coleoptera: Histeridae) species associated as predators of the agave weevil, Scyphophorus acupunctatus Gyllenhal, 1838 (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae), were determined after field collections in agaves crops from Guerrero, Jalisco, and Morelos, Mexico. An illustrated taxonomic key is provided for easy recognition of Hololepta polita (Marseul, 1853), H. vicina LeConte, 1851, and H. yucateca (Marseul, 1853). Hololepta vicina is recorded for the first time from the Mexican states of Jalisco, and Guerrero.
Agid:
6062136