First record of Leucothyreus albopilosus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Geniatini) in lesions on stem of Eucalyptus citriodora and beehives of Apis mellifera
Version of Record online: 23 MAR 2011
© 2011 The Entomological Society of Japan
Volume 14, Issue 2, pages 230–233, April 2011
How to Cite
PUKER, A., MORÓN, M. A., DE OLIVEIRA JUNIOR, O. and MESSAGE, D. (2011), First record of Leucothyreus albopilosus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Geniatini) in lesions on stem of Eucalyptus citriodora and beehives of Apis mellifera. Entomological Science, 14: 230–233. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-8298.2010.00433.x
- Issue online: 5 APR 2011
- Version of Record online: 23 MAR 2011
- Received 11 June 2010; accepted 1 November 2010.
- forest plants;
- white grubs
Some species of the genus Leucothyreus MacLeay (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Geniatini) may cause damage to agricultural crops, principally due to action of adults that defoliate the plants. The aim of this study is to register the occurrence of the adults of Leucothyreus albopilosus Ohaus in lesions of plants of Eucalyptus citriodora Hook (Myrtaceae) and beehives of Africanized honeybees Apis mellifera Linnaeus (Hymenoptera: Apidae). In Mundo Novo, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, on average 52 beetles per injured plant were found in E. citriodora that showed lesions on their stems. The beetles remained under the bark and used it as a shelter. On average, nine insects were found inside the beehives (Langstroth standard) of A. mellifera, where they were located between the cover and the frames, in cracks and in places with large amounts of propolis.