A survey of beetles in store-rooms containing barley and maize for animal feed, on the island of Lefkas, Greece: Abundance and population fluctuation of the most significant species.

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1995
Authors:Buchelos, C. T., Katopodis, C. A.
Journal:Journal of Stored Products ResearchJournal of Stored Products Research
Keywords:Coleoptera inc

During an 18-month survey on stored barley and maize intended for animal feed conducted in store-rooms on the island of Lefkas, Greece, 21 different taxa of stored product Coleoptera belonging to 12 families were represented in a total of 6027 individuals. The most abundant species were Sitophilus oryzae (L.) and S. granarius (L.). The abundance of each taxon in both products is presented, while their presence in different parts of the stores is commented upon. Finally, the population fluctuations of the 5 most numerically significant taxa are described.

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