Seasonal activity and water loss relationships in four species of <i>Eleodes</i> (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

TitleSeasonal activity and water loss relationships in four species of Eleodes (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1976
AuthorsSmith WE, Whitford WG
JournalThe Southwestern Entomologist
Volume1
Pagination161-163
Date Published1976
Call Number00314
Keywordsarticle, articles, insect,Eleodes,activity, insect,Eleodes,water loss, journal, journals
AbstractFour 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.