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Coleoptera: Bruchidae

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1 Coleoptera: Bruchidae
Picture by Dr. Tim Craig Coleoptera: Bruchidae Mimosetes ulkei

2 Coleoptera: Bruchidae Showing emergence hole
Picture by Dr. Tim Craig Coleoptera: Bruchidae Mimosestes amicus Showing emergence hole

3 Coleoptera: Bruchidae Multiple eggs laid by this beetle!
Picture by Dr. Tim Craig Coleoptera: Bruchidae Strator limbatus Multiple eggs laid by this beetle!

4 Unknown parasitic wasp that attacked a bruchid beetle
Picture by Dr. Tim Craig Unknown parasitic wasp that attacked a bruchid beetle

5 Bruchid pupa of an unknown species
Picture by Dr. Tim Craig Bruchid pupa of an unknown species

6 Coleoptera: Bruchidae
Picture by Dr. Tim Craig Coleoptera: Bruchidae Mimosetes ulkei Adult on a seed

7 Cericidium floridium Blue Palo Verde leaves
Picture from ASU Herbarium, Cericidium floridium Blue Palo Verde leaves

8 Cericidium floridium Blue Palo Verde pods
Picture from ASU Herbarium, Cericidium floridium Blue Palo Verde pods

9 Can you see the difference?
Picture from ASU Herbarium, Blue Palo Verde Do not collect these!!! Picture from ASU Herbarium, Foothills Palo Verde

10 Collecting pods from Blue Palo Verde in the desert
Picture by Dr. Tim Craig Picture by Dr. Tim Craig Collecting pods from Blue Palo Verde in the desert

11 that feed on Blue Palo Verde seedpods:
Key to the three Bruchid Beetles that feed on Blue Palo Verde seedpods: 1a. Beetle is < 3mm in length, has orange "bean-shaped"* markings on the wing covers (elytra) Stator limbatus 1b. Beetle is larger than 2.5mm in length, with no orange markings Go to 2 2a. Beetle has light (or white) stripe down center of wing covers (elytra) with black border along sides – giving the appearance of a tuxedo Mimosestes ulkei 2b. Beetle has brown, grey, or golden wing cover (elytra), with no stripe down center of back Mimosestes amicus *sometimes this looks crescent-shaped or lobe-shaped


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