darkling beetle

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Synonyms for darkling beetle

sluggish hard-bodied black terrestrial weevil whose larvae feed on e

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Darkling beetles (Alphitobius diaperinus) and their larvae as potential vectors for the transfer of Campylobacter jejuni and Salmonella enterica serovar paratyphi B variant java between successive broiler flocks.
Students at the University of Engineering and Technology in Lima, Peru, have constructed a billboard with a hydrophilic surface, similar to that of the Darkling Beetle. They have elegantly engineered a method for capturing, condensing, funneling, purifying, storing, and dispensing up to 96 liters of fresh water a day from a single billboard.
Despite differences in relative mobility, darkling beetles, Eleodes extricata, moved 10-11 m; June beetles, Phyllophaga lanceolata, moved 4-11 m; and crickets, Gryllus sp.
Detailed information on darkling beetle natural history may be found in Allsopp (1980), Whicker and Tracy (1987) and Rogers et al.
Several insect species here are found nowhere else in the world, such as the Great Sand Dunes tiger beetle and a type of darkling beetle.
Seasonal changes in darkling beetle commnities (Coleoptera: Tenebfionidae) in the Ramon erosion cirque, Negev Highlands, Israel.
These individual movement responses to spatial structure may have consequences for the distribution of darkling beetle populations.
These studies suggest that, like the shrub-dominated sites, four or five species of darkling beetle are consistently abundant in grassland areas (Eleodes extricata, E.
Association of inert powders with the entomopathogenic fungi for darkling beetle (Alphitobius diaperinus) control
(1992) detected a positive relationship between beetle size and net displacement in three darkling beetle species.
Mealworms are not really worms, but the larvae of darkling beetles. At this stage of growth, they are voracious eaters and are often treated as pests, considering the amount of damage they can do to stored food.
Wiens, "Individual movements and estimation of population size in darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)," Journal of Animal Ecology, vol.
A number of species of darkling beetles infest stored food; the yellow mealworm, larger than most stored-food insects, is cultured in large numbers as food for animals in zoos and the pet trade.