The Remaining Endopterygote Orders

FIGURE 10.20. Curculionoidea. (A) The rose curculio, Rhynchites bicolor (Curculionidae); (B) the shothole borer, Scolytus rugulosus (Curculionidae); and (C) boring pattern of S. rugulosus [A, B, from E. S. Dillon and L. S. Dillon, 1972, A Manual of Common Beetles of Eastern N. America. By permission of Dover Publications, New York. C, from L. A. Swan and C. S. Papp, 1972, The Common Insects of North America. Copyright 1972 by L. A. Swan and C. S. Papp. Reprinted by permission of Harper & Row Publishers, Inc.]

coffee bean weevil, Araecerus fasciculatus, an important pest of coffee and cocoa beans, dried fruit, and nutmeg. The BRENTIDAE (2300 species) are mainly confined to tropical and subtropical forests where the larvae mostly bore into freshly killed trees, possibly feeding on ambrosia fungi. Others occupy the burrows of platypodines and scolytines or live in ant nests. The APIONIDAE (2200 species) constitute a widely distributed family, whose larvae mainly burrow in seeds, stems, or roots of plants, especially legumes in which they sometimes become pests.

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Beekeeping for Beginners

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