Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida


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Insecta Mundi 0299: 1-4


Published in 2013 by Center for Systematic Entomology, Inc. P. O. Box 141874 Gainesville, FL 32614-1874 USA. Copyright held by the author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons, Attribution Non-Commercial License.


ABSTRACT. Desmiphora hirticollis (Olivier) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) was found in Oaxaca, Mexico, feeding in the stems of Wigandia urens (Ruiz and Pavón) H.B.K. (Hydrophilaceae), a new host record. Information about damage in the plant stems and some observations of the insect’s biology are provided.

RESUMEN. Se reporta por primera vez en México la presencia del cerambícido Desmiphora hirticollis (Olivier) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) alimentándose de los tallos de Wigandia urens (Ruiz and Pavón) H.B.K. (Hydrophilaceae). Se proporciona información sobre los daños que provoca este insecto a los tallos de la planta, así como algunas observaciones biológicas del insecto.