Agrilus illectus Fall 1901

Hespenheide, Henry A., Westcott, Richard L. & Bellamy, Charles L., 2011, Agrilus Curtis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) of the Baja California peninsula, México, Zootaxa 2805, pp. 36-56 : 45

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Agrilus illectus Fall 1901


Agrilus illectus Fall 1901

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BCN, 5 mi W Mike’s Sky Ranch, 22 -VI- 88, Baumann, Kirschner, Kondratieff, Wells, Whiting ( BYU); Rio San José at Meling Ranch, 22 -VII- 88, Baumann, Kirschner, Kondratieff, Wells, Whiting ( BYU); 9.2 mi N Colonet, 31 - V- 74, R.L. Westcott ( RLWE); 11 mi E Ojos Negros, 21 -VII- 80, Brown & Faulkner ( SDMC); 9 km SE Santo Tomás, 24 -VI- 80, on Lotus scoparius (Nutt.) Ottley ( Fabaceae ), Bellamy & Westcott ( CLBC, RLWE); [Sa. San Pedro Mártir] 47–50 km E San Telmo, 950 m, 29 -VI- 80, Bellamy & Westcott ( CLBC, RLWE); 5 mi SW Desengaño, 6 -VI- 66, D.S. Verity, Lotus scoparius ( DSVC). It has also been collected on a prostrate species of Lotus . This species has been known only from Arizona, California, Nevada and Oregon, where it has been taken on a variety of unrelated plants. No larval host has been recorded, though surely includes species of Lotus .

Agrilus inhabilis inhabilis Kerremans 1900 (Figs. 25–26)

This species was treated by Horn (1894: 378) under its synonym Agrilus ineptus Horn 1891 . The group to which this species belongs was revised by Nelson and Westcott (1991), at which time it was treated as polytypic, with three subspecies. The nominate subspecies is known only from south of La Paz in the Cape Region of BCS, with the exception of a specimen from Isla Santa Margarita and an anomalous pair from far to the north, near Cataviña, BCN, that was discussed in detail by Nelson and Westcott (1991). The other two subspecies are known only from California. Dates of collection range from August to October, mostly the latter, with the exception of the Isla Santa Margarita specimen, which was collected in early July. The only biological data known is based on “taken sweeping grass and forbs along roadsides and clearing by Dozier and Westcott, and one was seen on Hymenoclea monogyra Torr. & A. Gray [ Asteraceae ] near La Burrera” ( Nelson and Westcott, 1991).


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