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First report of Peltophorus adustus (Fall) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Baridinae) in Mexico, with two new host associations.

Figueroa-Castro, P. ; López-Martínez, V. ; González-Hernández, H. ; Jones, R. W. ; Zamora Gallegos, I. A.

Coleopterists Bulletin 2016 Vol 70 No. 3 pp. 667-670;

Abstract

Peltophorus adustus is reported for the first time in Mexico, on Agave vivipara (=Agave angusfolia) and A. cupreata (Asparagaceae). Adult weevils were found attacking the agave seed pods, and larvae fed in seeds of these agaves. The damage to the seed pods and seeds of Agave by this weevil are described.