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Abstract

Sap beetles of Coahuila, Mexico and effective collecting attractants.

Abstract

Nitidulidae specimens were collected at different localities of Coahuila, Mex. from 2011 to 2013. Thirteen genera and 27 species are reported; 23 are the first reports for Coahuila and México and four of them were reported previously. Aethina tumida Murray is considered to be an important invasive species of Apis melifera Linnaeus (Hymenoptera: Apidae); Stelidota geminata Say and Lobiopa insularis Castelnau damage strawberry fruits; Carpophillus lugubris Murray and C. hemipterus Dobson attack dry and mature, maize cobs, respectively. Methods and itechniques for collecting specimens are described, and the specific use of lures based on decaying fruits: dry fruits, alcoholic beverages, fermented juices, decomposed pig meat, brown sugar mixed with corn dough, and others. A list of all species of sap beetles in this report serves as the first taxonomic framework for the state of Coahuila and Mexico.