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Coleobrocas (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae, Curculionidae) associadas a restos culturais da cultura da manga (Mangifera indica L. – Anacardiaceae) no município de José de Freitas – Piauí

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  • Coleopterons
  • Orchard
  • Mango Tree.
  • Coleópteros
  • Pomar
  • Mangueira.
  • Biology


The coleoborers use the wood to complete part of their cycle of life. In search for food they can make galleries and cause damages in the structure of the plant, allowing the entrance of pathogenic individuals that will harm the development of the crop. This research was carried out from January to May 2005 aiming to get information on the species of coleoborers associated to crop wastes in the area of mango crop, in José de Freitas county - Piauí. The insects had been collected in areas of Tommy Atkins, Keitt, Kent and Palmer varieties, in 10 fallen branches, with approximately 50 cm long and 2.5 cm of diameter, that were taken to the plant health laboratory of Centro de Ciências Agrárias in Universidade Federal do Piauí. The coleoborers were removed from the wood, assembled in entomologic pins and sent to the Instituto Biológico in São Paulo SP for species identification. The coleoborers Hypothenemus sp. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), Xyleborus sp. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) and Orthostoma chryseis (Bates, 1970) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) were found.

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