Miconia calvescens Predators - Page 6

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Euselasia sp. Gregarious larvae collected from Miconia calvescens. Found in most places where Miconia calvescens was present. WN.
Sixty-five early instars of the gregarious larva Euselasia sp. and feeding damage on Miconia calvescens. Collected July, 1993 20 km SE of Turrialba, Costa Rica 2350 ft. el.
Euselasia chrysippe (Bates) Riodinidae. Collected July 20, 1993 as a larva 20 km SE of Turrialba, Costa Rica 2300 ft. el. This species and two other of the genus were the most common and damaging insects found on Miconia calvescens. Including eggs, larva, and pupae approximately 2000 were shipped to Hawaii quarantine. WN.
Larva (top) feeding on Miconia calvescens and the butterfly (bottom) into which the larva developed. This species was common in and very damaging to young mc leaves. Aug. 1993. 5 km N of San Vito, Costa Rica 2700 ft. el. 26A-RB & 26B-WN.
Larva and feeding damage on Miconia calvescens leaf (top) and the moth (bottom) into which the larva developed. saa. WN.
Membracid whose host was Miconia calvescens. A few seen. saa. WN.
Chrysomelid (close to Notozonia nicaraguensis Jac.) that fed on Miconia calvescens in small numbers. saa.  Identification courtesy Dr. W. Flowers, Florida A&M, Tallahasee.
(top) Curculionidae in the subfamily Zygopinae (fly mimic). Larvae were borers in small Miconia calvescens branches. 20 plus collected. Northern and Central areas of Costa Rica 2000 to 2700 ft. el. (bottom) Larva feeding in Miconia calvescens stem.
Chrysomelid that fed on Miconia calvescens in small numbers. Sept., 1993. 20 km SE of Turrialba, Costa Rica 2100 ft. el.
Weevil that fed on Miconia calvescens. Few seen. Collected July 19, 1993. 20 km SE of Turrialba, Costa Rica 2500 ft. el. WN.
Cucurlionid beetle which fed in small numbers on Miconia calvescens. Mid-July. 20 km SE of Turrialba, Costa Rica 2300 ft. el. WN.
Chrysomelid beetle (Eumolpinae) that fed on Miconia calvescens in small numbers. saa. WN.

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