Studies on two new entomogenous fungi (Stilbaceae : Hymenostilbe) and the biology and distribution of their host : a thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree Master of Agricultural Science at Massey University

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1968
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Species of the sand weevil Cecyropa, occur on the foreshore all around the new Zealand coast, and extend for several miles inland in pastures of consolidated sand country. The adults vary widely in size and in the pattern of the mottled grey and brown cryptic colouration of the elytra and pronotum. Larvae of Cecyropa are external feeders on plant roots at depths of up to eighteen inches. In the Manawatu there are two species of Cecyropa: a larger species (C. maritima) confined to the un­stablized sand dune area, and a smaller species (C. setirgera) occurring in both the unstabilized dunes and in pastures of the consolidated sand country. [From Introduction]
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New Zealand Biological control, Beetles, Parasites
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