New Distribution Records and Host Plant Associations of Bruchinae Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) In the Galapagos Islands

Investigators from Pontificia University Javeriana Release New Data on Beetle Research [New Distribution Records and Host Plant Associations of Bruchinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) In the Galapagos Islands, With a Revised Checklist of Species and Their Associated Host Plants]

16 February 2021
Life Science Weekly
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2021 FEB 16 (NewsRx) — By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly — Investigators publish new report on Life Science Research – Beetle Research.

According to news originating from Bogota, Colombia, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “Two new distribution records for species of Bruchinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from the Galapagos Islands are reported and discussed: Acanthoscelides machala (Johnson, 1990), and Acanthoscelides macrophthalmus (Schaeffer, 1907).”

Funders for this research include Research Institute of the Escuela Superior Politecnica de Chimborazo (ESPOCH), Riobamba, Ecuador, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia.

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Pontificia University Javeriana, “We also report two new host plant associations: A. machala in Senna obtusifolia (L.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby (Fabaceae), and Scutobruchus ceratioborus (Philippi, 1859) in Leucaena trichodes (Jacq.) Benth. (Fabaceae).”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “Finally, we provide a revised checklist of Bruchinae species in the Galapagos and their associated host plants.”

This research has been peer-reviewed.

For more information on this research see: New Distribution Records and Host Plant Associations of Bruchinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) In the Galapagos Islands, With a Revised Checklist of Species and Their Associated Host Plants. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 2020;74(4):719-723. The Coleopterists Bulletin can be contacted at: BioOne (Coleopterists Society), Univ Georgia, 413 Biological Sciences Building, Athens, GA 30602-2603, USA.

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from Angela R. Amarillo-Suarez, Pontificia University Javeriana, Dept Ecol & Terr, Transversal 4 42-00, Bogota 110111, Colombia. Additional authors for this research include Mariana Camacho-Erazo, Henri W. Herrera, Geoffrey Morse and Danny Rueda.

Keywords for this news article include: Bogota, Colombia, South America, Beetle Research, Life Science Research, Pontificia University Javeriana.

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