Original paper

Meligethinae as Possible Pollinators (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)

Crowson, Roy A.

Entomologia Generalis Volume 14 Number 1 (1988), p. 61 - 62

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published: Oct 1, 1988

DOI: 10.1127/entom.gen/14/1988/61

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As far as known, all species of Meligethes and Pria develop in the flowers of Angiospermae, and are primarily pollen-eaters in both adult and larval stages. Those species which have been investigated, have shown more or less strong host-plant specificity for breeding purposes, though adults may feed in flowers of species in which they do not breed.


MeligethesDendrophagus crenatus