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Species Cucujus clavipes - Red Flat Bark Beetle

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Life history evolution in seven milkweeds of the genus Asclepias.
By Wilbur, H.M.
The Journal of Ecology, 64(1): 223–240., 1976
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Wilbur, H.M. 1976. Life history evolution in seven milkweeds of the genus Asclepias. The Journal of Ecology, 64(1): 223–240.

Abstract

Life history differences among seven species of Asclepias (A. exaltata, A. incarnata, A. purpurascens, A. syriaca, A. tuberosa, A. verticillata and A. viridiflora) in south-east Michigan are correlated with differences in microhabitat, in exposure to herbivores, and in competition. Components of each species' reproductive strategy include: number of stems per plants, number of umbels per stem, number of flowers and pods per umbel, number of seeds per pod, seed weight and annual increase in reproductive potential. Components of each species' selective regime include: the herbivore load (measured by the frequency of plants damaged by predators or animal parasites), competition (measured by the proportion of non-flowering plants and by the density of competitors), and environmental uncertainty (measured by annual mortality rates).

Survey of Coleoptera collected on the common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca, at one site in Ohio
By Dailey, P.J., R.C. Graves and J.M. Kingsolver.
The Coleopterists Bulletin, 32(3): 223-229., 1978
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Dailey, P.J., R.C. Graves and J.M. Kingsolver. 1978. Survey of Coleoptera collected on the common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca, at one site in Ohio. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 32(3): 223-229.

Abstract

Coleoptera associated with the common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca L., were collected daily for 90 consecutive days. Of the 132 species listed, 18 were considered to be common (50 or more collected) while the majority of species were considered temporary visitors. The host specific milkweed beetle, [i]Tetraopes tetr

The Coleoptera of New Mexico.
By Fall, H.F. and T.D.A. Cockerell.
Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33: 145-272., 1907
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Fall, H.F. and T.D.A. Cockerell. 1907. The Coleoptera of New Mexico. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33: 145-272.

Five new species of Coleoptera (Corynetidae, Elateridae and Buprestidae).
By Knull, J.N.
Ohio Journal of Science 38: 97-100., 1938
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Knull, J.N. 1938. Five new species of Coleoptera (Corynetidae, Elateridae and Buprestidae). Ohio Journal of Science 38: 97-100.

Beetle biodiversity response to vegetation restoration of mid-valley riparian woodland in the LRGV of southern Texas.
By King, J.E.
Unpublished master's thesis, Texas A&M University, College Station. viii + 218 pp. , 2015
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King, J.E. 2015. Beetle biodiversity response to vegetation restoration of mid-valley riparian woodland in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of southern Texas. Unpublished Thesis, Texas A&M University, College Station. viii + 218 pp.

Abstract

In ecological restoration, habitat managers intervene in a degraded ecosystem to aid its recovery. To assess a restored habitat, one or more characteristics such as biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and community structure are measured in relation to a reference habitat. While many restoration projects focus on vertebrates, arthropod taxa may be a more informative group, and beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) in particular are a significant part of most ecosystem functions.

Surveys and habitat assessment of endemic insects at the Monahans Dune System, Final report prepared for the TPWD.
By Longing, S., S. Discua and J. Cokendolpher.
Texas Tech University, Lubbock. 38 pp., 2014
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Longing, S., S. Discua and J. Cokendolpher. 2014. Surveys and habitat assessment of endemic insects at the Monahans Dune System, Final report prepared for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Texas Tech University, Lubbock. 38 pp.

Conservation targets - nine focal insect species.

scarabs
Anomala suavis
Polyphylla monahansensis
Polyphylla pottsorum


stag beetle
Nicagus occultus

darkling beetle
Epitragosoma arenaria

New Coleoptera chiefly from the Southwest, V.
By Fall, H.C.
The Canadian Entomologist 44: 40-48., 1912
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Fall, H.C. 1912. New Coleoptera chiefly from the Southwest, V. The Canadian Entomologist 44: 40-48.

Descriptions of new species of Coleoptera of the United States
By Melsheimer, F.E.
Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 2:302-318, 1845
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