seed beetle

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Related to seed beetle: Bruchidae, bean weevil, Pea and bean weevil, Spider beetle
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Synonyms for seed beetle

a small beetle that infests the seeds of legumes

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The influence of egg size on offspring performance in the seed beetle.
Expression of a life- history trade-off in a seed beetle depends on environmental context.
The effect of male mating history on paternal investment fecundity and female remating in the seed beetle Callosobruchus maculatus.
Maybe female seed beetles have their own what-the-bleep exclamation.
These seed beetles would have less-damaging sex--and would produce more babies--if males lost their edges.
Female seed beetles look as if they have genuine cause to minimize mating.
Similar harm, and possibly arms races, could be smoldering far beyond seed beetles.
First North American records of the east Palearctic seed beetle Bruchidius terrenus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae), a specialist on mimosa (Albizia julibrissin, Fabaceae) Florida Entomol.
Phylogenetic relationships of a new species of seed beetle infesting Cercis siliquastrum L.
Seed beetle Bruchidius terrenus (Sharp) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae)New invasive species to the Bulgarian fauna, pp.
New seed beetle species to the Bulgarian fauna: Bruchidius siliquastri, Delobel (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae), Ecologica Balcanica 3(1): 117-119.
Professor Goran Arnqvist from the Department of Ecology and Evolution, Uppsala University and associate professor Trine Bilde from the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Aarhus, tested this possibility directly for the first time using seed beetles and shown that it is not true.
To reach the conclusion, the research team kept 79 female seed beetles in enclosures for eight days.