CERAMBYCIDAE ASSOCIATED WITH LAURACEAE IN THE CENTRAL REGION OF THE STATE OF RIO GRANDE DO SUL, BRAZIL

Leopoldo Witeck Neto Dionisio Link About the authors

ABSTRACT

The Cerambycid identification associated with the branches of four Lauraceae species cut by the twig girdler Oncideres captiosa was studied in Santa Maria and Cachoeira do Sul, RS, Brazil. Twenty Cerambycid species were identified with the emergence peak in November. Engyum quadrinotatum and Sphalloeme costipennis were the predominant species in the two studied places and such species may be potentially dangerous for the stocked wood before industrialization.

Key words:
Coleoptera; biology; host plant

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