|Title||Seasonal activity and water loss relationships in four species of Eleodes (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1976|
|Authors||Smith W.E, Whitford WG|
|Journal||The Southwestern Entomologist|
|Keywords||article, articles, insect,Eleodes,activity, insect,Eleodes,water loss, journal, journals|
Four Chihuahuan desert species of Eleodes in southern New Mexico show seasonal activity patterns that are consistent with their relative abilities to conserve water. Eleodestenuipes and Eleodes gracilis, 2 species with lowest rates of water loss, exhibited peak activity in July and August. Eleodes longicollis and Eleodes sponsa, which have the highest water loss rates, show the greatest activity in the spring and autumn.