Stator mexicanus Bottimer, 1973

Napoles, Romero, de, Aracely, Cruz & Kingsolver, John M., 2009, Seed beetles (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) associated with Acacia cornigera (L.) Willd., with description of a new species of Acanthoscelides Schilsky, Insecta Mundi 2009 (93), pp. 1-11: 9

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5167777

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BB1452-FFA2-FF8B-CCFF-54F6E141FF8B

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Stator mexicanus Bottimer, 1973
status

 

Stator mexicanus Bottimer, 1973  

This species is rare in collections. According to Johnson and Kingsolver (1976) the primary reason is that it breeds in seeds after they have fallen to the ground, a habit also reported by Bottimer (1973). However, another reason may be because many bruchids use the same resource and exhibit the oviposition guild A (bruchids that only oviposit in fruits on the plant), and by the time that seeds are available for S. mexicanus   (guild C, bruchids that only oviposit on seeds once they are exposed on the ground) very few are left.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Chrysomelidae

Genus

Stator