Bostrichidae


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Bostrichidae

[bä′strik·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The powder-post beetles, a family of coleopteran insects in the superfamily Bostrichoidea.

Bostrichidae

 

(or false power post borers), a family of beetles, outwardly similar in appearance to bark beetles. There are as many as 800 species, primarily found in the tropics; about 30 species are known in the USSR. The larvae develop in wood fiber, or less commonly, in plant seeds. Some species are pests that destroy timber and wooden articles—for example, the oak beetle (Bostrychus capucinus), which develops in oak wood. The grain beetle (Rhizopertha dominica) is a dangerous pest of such grains as rice and wheat in tropical and subtropical regions and in Middle Asia in the USSR.

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Insecticidal efficacy of certain bio-insecticides, diatomaceous earth and modified atmospheres against Rhyzopertha dominica (F.)(Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) on stored wheat.
Cuperus, Pesticide resistaNimolicinee in Tribolium castaneum (Coleoplera: Tenebrionidae) and Rhyzopertha domiica (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) in wheat, J.
Biological activity of three essential oils against some stored product insects (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae, Curclionidae, and Tenebrionidae).
The main insect pests of stored maize include the larger grain borer Prostephanus truncatus (horn) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) and maize weevil Sitophilus zeamais (Motschulsky) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) [11].
Control of Ryzopertha dominica (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) by pulverized leaves of Punice granatum (Lythrareae) and Murraya koeniqi (Rutacaea).
Moreover, this chemical constituent has also exhibited insecticide potential and proved to be highly toxic to mosquito larvae of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae), Culex pipiens pallens (Diptera: Culicidae), and Ochlerotatus togoi (Diptera: Culicidae) [29], for grain insect pests stored Rhyzopertha dominica (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) and Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) [30] and lice Pediculus humanus capitis (Anoplura: Pediculidae) [31].
Unfortunately, dried yam chips in traditional storage systems are severely attacked by the beetle Dinoderus porcellus Lesne (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) which rapidly reduces yam chips into powder within few days of storage [3, 4].
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Among the representatives of this group, the species Rhyzopertha dominica (Fabricius, 1792) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) and Tribolium castaneum (Herbst, 1797) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) are highlighted.
Wood-boring beetles (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae, Curculionidae; Platypodinae and Scolytinae) infesting rubber wood sawn timber in southern Thailand.