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First report of the entomophagous Enoclerus zonatus (Coleoptera: Cleridae) associated with stalks of the mezcal maguey in Guerrero, Mexico

Author:
Figueroa-Castro, Pedro, López-Martínez, Víctor, Toledo-Hernández, Víctor H., Rifkind, Jacques
Source:
Revista mexicana de biodiversidad 2017 v.88 no.2 pp. 467-470
ISSN:
1870-3453
Subject:
Agave, Enoclerus, adults, bolls, geographical distribution, insects, rearing, seeds, Mexico
Abstract:
Enoclerus zonatus (Klug) is a clerid beetle predator distributed in northern and central Mexico. Specimens were reared from fruits (bolls) of mezcal maguey (Agave vivipara L., Asparagaceae) collected from Quetzalapa, Huitzuco de los Figueroa, Guerrero, Mexico. Bolls showed small holes as well as seeds. All adults reared were determined as E. zonatus, a general predator of insects associated with Asparagaceae. This is the first report of E. zonatus associated with the stalk of mezcal maguey for Guerrero, and extends its geographic distribution to southern Mexico.
Agid:
6370950