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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11 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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