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Jewel beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) as prey of robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae),
By Westcott, R.L. and R.J. Lavigne.
https://doi.org/10.1649/0010-065X-73.1.169, 2019
Cite: 1647561
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Westcott, R.L. and R.J. Lavigne. 2019. Jewel beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) as prey of robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin, 73(1): 169-178.

Abstract

Herein are reported literature records of Asilidae preying upon Buprestidae, 40 where both predator and prey were identified at least to genus, plus 12 where the prey was identified only to family. Thirty-four new predator-prey records are given. All are included in a table that includes at least 25 genera and at least 60 species of Buprestidae as prey of at least 27 genera and at least 53 species of Asilidae. We determined that nine of the published records refer to larval predation. Details of six published records and all the new records are presented. Overall, approximately 20 collections were examined. The new records come from 14 museum, university, and private collections in Australia, Switzerland, South Africa, and the USA. The listing of Chrysobothris octocola LeConte as prey in Nuevo León (Mexico) represents a new state record for the species.