Species Alphitophagus bifasciatus - Two-banded Fungus Beetle
False darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Melandryidae) and allies of the Atlantic Maritime EcozoneBy Majka C.G., Pollock D.A.
NRC Research Press. Ottawa, Ontario, 2010
In: Assessment of Species Diversity in the Atlantic Maritime Ecozone. Edited by: McAlpine D.F., and Smith I.M. NRC Research Press. Ottawa, Ontario. pp 453-463.
The chapter treats Melandryidae, Tetratomidae, Scraptidae, and Synchroidae.
A contribution to the phylogeny of the Ciidae and its relationships with other Cucujoid and Tenebrionoid beetlesBy Buder, G., C. Grossmann, A. Hundsdoerfer & K.-D. Klass
Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny, 66(2): 165–190, 2008
Phylogeny and classification of Cucujoidea and the recognition of a new superfamily Coccinelloidea (Coleoptera: Cucujiformia)By Robertson J.A., Ślipiński A., Moulton M., Shockley F.W., Giorgi A., Lord N.P., McKenna D.D., Tomaszewska W., Forrester J. ...
Syst. Entomol. doi: 10.1111/syen.12138, 2015
Review of the American Corylophidae, Cryptophagidae, Tritomidae and Dermestidae, with Other StudiesBy T. L. Casey
New York Entomological Society, 1900
Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 8
(2): 51-172, 1900
Abundance of herbivores on six milkweed species in Illinois.By Price, P.W. & M.F. Willson.
American Midland Naturalist 101(1): 76–86., 1979
Price, P.W. & M.F. Willson. 1979. Abundance of herbivores on six milkweed species in Illinois. American Midland Naturalist 101(1): 76–86.
To aid the understanding of the role of insect herbivores as selective agents in the evolution of their host plants a survey of herbivore abundance and impact was undertaken in central Illinois on the six milkweed species: Asclepias incarnata, A. sullivantii, A. syriaca, A. verticillata, A. amplexicaulis
, and A. tuberosa
. These species occur in this order on a moisture gradient from wet to dry soil conditions. This survey revealed that 12 species occurred at an abundance of at least one individual per 100 host stems in 1 plot-year on one host species: Oncopeltus fasciatus*, Lygaeus kalmii*, Aphis nerii*, Labidomera clivicollis*, Tetraopes tetrophthalmus*, T. femoratus, T. quinquemaculatus, Rhyssomatus lineaticollis*, Danaus plexippus, Cycnia tenera*, Euchaetias egle
and a leafminer. All but L. kalmii
are specific to milkweeds in Illinois. Seven of these species, marked with asterisks, were abundant enough to act as major selective forces on the life history patterns of the milkweed species, populations and clones concerned.