seed beetle

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Noun1.seed beetle - a small beetle that infests the seeds of legumesseed beetle - a small beetle that infests the seeds of legumes
weevil - any of several families of mostly small beetles that feed on plants and plant products; especially snout beetles and seed beetles
Bruchidae, family Bruchidae - seed beetles
Bruchus pisorum, pea weevil - larvae live in and feed on seeds of the pea plant
Acanthoscelides obtectus, bean weevil - larvae live in and feed on growing or stored beans
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Biosystematics of the Arizona, California and Oregon Species of the Seed Beetle Genus Acanthoscelides Schils ky (Coleoptera: Bruchidae).
Development of semiochemical attractants for monitoring bean seed beetle, Bruchus rufimanus.
A new collaborative project among researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden and the University of Cincinnati has, for the first time, demonstrated experimentally the evolutionary force behind the rapid evolution of male genitals, focusing on a species of seed beetle known as Callosobruchus maculatus.
The influence of parasitism, host plant and competition was evaluated to determine their effect on mortality of the seed beetle Stator limbatus from populations adapted to different host plants.
"It jumps to mind as something quite dumb," says Goran Arnqvist, an evolutionary biologist at Uppsala University in Sweden, who for much of the past eight years has studied seed beetle sex.
It has since been colonized by the seed beetle Stator limbatus (Coleoptera: Bruchidae), and seeds of Texas ebony support the development of beetles to reproductive maturity in nature and in the laboratory.
A I CAN only think this is the work of the strawberry seed beetle.
For example, as females of the seed beetle Callosobruchus maculatus age, they begin laying smaller eggs.
However, the effect of seed beetle on the germination of host legume can be unpredictable [23].
Review of the largest species group of the New World seed beetle genus Sennius Bridwell (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), with host plants associations.
Relationship between larval density, adult size and egg production in the cowpea seed beetle Callosobruchus maculatus.
This also explains why such severe sexual conflicts as in the case of the seed beetle cannot be observed everywhere.