We compared the pattern of seed packaging in Cercidium floridum with packaging patterns in similar species (C.
Intra- and interindividual variation in seed production has been observed in the desert palo verde tree Cercidium floridum (Leguminosae) (Mitchell, 1977).
The bruchid beetle Mimosestes amicus lays eggs on the indehiscent pods of Cercidium floridum, larvae burrow into a seed, and after successful development an emerging adult cuts an exit through the pod.
The cost in pod biomass remains and therefore we expect ironwood to produce a higher frequency of multiseeded pods compared to Cercidium floridum.
limbatus collected from Cercidium floridum performed substantially better on this host than populations collected from Acacia greggii (measured as survival and development time), and that offspring of females reared from C.
For hosts that are indehiscent, such as Cercidium floridum and Parkinsonia aculeata, beetles attack seeds almost entirely through emergence holes of other bruchids, such as Mimosestes sp.
On 5-6 September 1993, beetles were collected from Cercidium floridum (Fabaceae: Caesalpinioideae) along Scottsdale Highway, 2.
Maternal rearing host had a large effect on all three estimates of offspring survivorship (egg-to-adult, entering seeds, and within seeds); offspring of mothers reared on Cercidium floridum survived better on C.