Turienzo, Paola & Iorio, Osvaldo Di, 2008, Insects found in birds’ nests from Argentina: Anumbius annumbi (Vieillot, 1817) (Aves: Furnariidae), Zootaxa 1871, pp. 1-55: 38

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Trogoderma  sp. 1

Adults of this species, which have long black larvae with an orange head, have bands of whitish hairs on the elytra. The species was found in nests of A. annumbi  during autumn, winter, and before the end of summer ( Table 2), always in low numbers. It appears identical to the undetermined species of Trogoderma  found in the nest of a Furnariidae  bird from Neuquén: Auca Mahuida ( Turienzo & Di Iorio 2007).

This species is also distributed in Argentina: La Rioja  : Patquía, 2 exx. ( MACNAbout MACN); Córdoba: Los Cocos, Col. A. Stevenin ( MACNAbout MACN); Santa Fe: Grondona, Col. A. Stevenin, 1 ex. ( MACNAbout MACN); Buenos Aires: [without locality], Col. A. Stevenin, 2 exx. ( MACNAbout MACN); Capital Federal, 6 -XII- 1920, Col. A. Frers, 1 ex. ( MACNAbout MACN), “en los ba- / ñados de / Palermo [handwritten by Frers]; Capital, XII- 1991, E. Maury leg., 3 exx. ( MACNAbout MACN); Neuquén: “Rº Collón-Curá, Ea. Corr. Piedra (650 m. s.n.m.)”, 3 -XII- 1969, M. Gentili leg., 1 ex. ( MACNAbout MACN).


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