Latest News on Curculionidae Research: Dec – 2019

Posted on December 5, 2019December 5, 2019Categories ZoologyTags ,   Leave a comment on Latest News on Curculionidae Research: Dec – 2019

THE EVOLUTION OF AGRICULTURE IN BEETLES (CURCULIONIDAE: SCOLYTINAE AND PLATYPODINAE) Beetles within the weevil subfamilies Scolytinae and Platypodinae are unusual in that they burrow as adults inner bushes for feeding and oviposition. Some of these beetles are known as ambrosia beetles for his or her obligate mutualisms with asexual fungi—called ambrosia fungi—which are derived from plant pathogens in the ascomycete organization referred to as the ophiostomatoid fungi. Other beetles in those subfamilies are known as bark beetles and are associated … Continue reading “Latest News on Curculionidae Research: Dec – 2019”