<i>Aethina concolor</i> (Macleay) (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) is common in flowers of bindweeds and morning glory

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  • David Logan
  • Christina Rowe

Abstract

Adult Aethina concolor (Macleay) were found in flowers of the bindweeds Calystegia sepium and C. silvatica and of morning glory Ipomoea indica at 57/66 sites from mid-January to mid-March 2012. In addition A. concolor was found in C. soldanella and Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. Most sites were in the coastal Bay of Plenty and others in Auckland, Rodney, Waikato and Hawkes Bay. These data indicate that A. concolor is probably widespread in coastal areas of the North Island and confirm bindweed and morning glory flowers as common hosts in New Zealand.

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2012-07-01

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Logan, D. and Rowe, C. 2012. <i>Aethina concolor</i> (Macleay) (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) is common in flowers of bindweeds and morning glory. The Wētā. 43, (Jul. 2012), 6–12.

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