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Sap beetle

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The sap beetles, also known as Nitidulidae, are a family of beetles.

They are small (2–6 mm) ovoid, usually dull-coloured beetles, with knobbed antennae. Some have red or yellow spots or bands. They feed mainly on decaying vegetable matter, over-ripe fruit, and sap. There are a few pest species. An example of a pest species is the strawberry sap beetle that infest crops in Brazil between the months of August and February. [1]

Classification

The family includes these genera:

References

  1. ^ Moliterno, A., Martins, C., Szczerbowski, D., Zawadneak, M., & Zarbin, P. (2017). The Male Produced Aggregation Pheromone of a Strawberry Sap Beetle, Lobiopa insularis (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Journal Of Chemical Ecology, 43(6), 550-556. doi: 10.1007/s10886-017-0851-y

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Sap beetle: Brief Summary

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The sap beetles, also known as Nitidulidae, are a family of beetles.

They are small (2–6 mm) ovoid, usually dull-coloured beetles, with knobbed antennae. Some have red or yellow spots or bands. They feed mainly on decaying vegetable matter, over-ripe fruit, and sap. There are a few pest species. An example of a pest species is the strawberry sap beetle that infest crops in Brazil between the months of August and February.

the picnic beetle, Glischrochilus quadrisignatus the dusky sap beetle, Carpophilus lugubris the strawberry sap beetle, Stelidota geminata the small hive beetle, Aethina tumida
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