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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Comparison of acoustical detection of several species of stored-grain beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Tenebrionidae, Bostrichidae, Cucujidae) over a range of temperatures.
Problems associated with the occurrence of these Bostrichidae have been reported, mainly in tropical and subtropical regions, and may also develop in temperate zones during the warm seasons, where there optimal conditions for their establishment are encountered (Athie and Paula, 2002; Edde, 2012).
Wood-boring beetles (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae, Curculionidae; Platypodinae and Scolytinae) infesting rubber wood sawn timber in southern Thailand.
The Rhyzopertha dominica, is a international beetle in the family Bostrichidae.
La menor abundancia de individuos se presento en las familias Bostrichidae y Chrysomelidae con un individuo cada una.
A revision of the North American species of beetles belonging to the family Bostrichidae.
A identificacao das especies Bostrichidae e Curculionidae foi feita por Sergio Ide, do Instituto Biologico de Sao Paulo, e as especies de Cerambycidae por Ubirajara R.
Family Number Location of Collected Specimens Alleculidae 4 Kiuic Bostrichidae 1 Tabi Carabidae 10 Kiuic & Tabi Cerambycidae 12 Kiuic & Tabi Chrysomelidae 26 Kiuic & Tabi Cicindelidae 11 Kiuic & Tabi Corylophidae 2 Kiuic & Tabi Cucujidae 3 Tabi Curculionidae 6 Kiuic & Tabi Dytiscidae 2 Kiuic & Tabi Elateridae 6 Kiuic & Tabi Endomychidae 2 Kiuic Histeridae 1 Kiuic Hydrophilidae 5 Kiuic & Tabi Lampyridae 8 Kiuic & Tabi Lycidae 3 Kiuic Nitidulidae 2 Kiuic Passalidae 9 Kiuic & Tabi Phalacridae 2 Kiuic Phengodidae 5 Kiuic & Tabi Scarabaeidae 40 Kiuic & Tabi Tenebrionidae 17 Kiuic & Tabi Trogossitidae 5 Kiuic & Tabi
Powder-post Beetle--Any of the beetles of the families Ptinidae, Anobiidae, Bostrichidae, or Lyctidae, which breed in old, dry wood and reduce it to powder.
The powder post beetles include wood boring beetles of at least three families, the Lyctidae or true powder post beetles, the Anobiidae or Death-watch beetles and the Bostrichidae, the branch and twig borers (sometimes called false powder post beetles).
Abundance Area Group Preserved Disturbed Phylum Arthropoda Class Insecta Order Blattodea 3 0 Other Order Coleoptera Family Bostrichidae 0 3 Herbivore Family Coccinellidae 1 1 Predator Family Tenebrionoidea 1 0 Other Order Collembola 13 3 Other Order Hemiptera Family Cycadidae 0 1 Herbivore Family Myridae 3 0 Herbivore Family Pentatomidae 2 0 Herbivore Family Thyreocoridae 13 1 Herbivore Order Hymenoptera Family Formicidae Brachymyrmex heeri 2 37 Ants Camponotus crassus 94 36 Ants Camponotus fastigatus 3 0 Ants Family Chalcididae 12 3 Other Order Lepidoptera 5 0 Herbivore Order Orthoptera Family Tettigoniidae 1 0 Herbivore Order Thysanoptera 5 2 Herbivore Class Arachnida Order Araneae Family Anyphaenidae 18 0 Spider Family Araneidae Araneus corporosus 1 0 Spider Araneus sp.