By Jorge A. Santiago-Blay (auth.), P. H. Jolivet, M. L. Cox, E. Petitpierre (eds.)
Chrysomelidae, in addition to Curculionidae and Bruchidae, are crucial phytophagous Coleoptera. no less than 37,000 species of leaf beetles belonging to 19 subfamilies have now been defined, and extra most likely stay to be found, particularly within the tropics. Many species are generic agricultural pests. The Colorado potato beetle, the cereal beetle, flea beetle and the corn root worms are yet some of the renowned pests. end result of the financial value and organic range, chrysomelids are an incredible taxonomic staff for clinical inquiry.
This publication is split into 8 components, entitled palaeontology, larvae and larval biology, trophic choice, genetics and evolution defence mechanisms, anatomy and replica, pathogens and traditional enemies, and basic experiences in biology. The biologies of agricultural and forestry pests, Leptinotarsa, Plagiodera, Entomoscelis, Paropsis, Mecistomela and Aspidomorpha are handled intimately. Others, akin to Timarcha and people within the poorly identified Megalopodinae, are coated partially VIII. during this quantity the yankee, eu, Asian and Australian fauna occupy the best part.
This quantity, including Biology of Chrysomelidae (1988), offers a complete insurance and is helping to accomplish the image of chrysomelid biology.