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. at the very least 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 widely used agricultural pests. The Colorado potato beetle, the cereal beetle, flea beetle and the corn root worms are yet some of the renowned pests. a result of fiscal significance and organic variety, chrysomelids are a major taxonomic staff for medical inquiry.
This booklet is split into 8 elements, entitled palaeontology, larvae and larval biology, trophic choice, genetics and evolution defence mechanisms, anatomy and replica, pathogens and usual enemies, and normal experiences in biology. The biologies of agricultural and forestry pests, Leptinotarsa, Plagiodera, Entomoscelis, Paropsis, Mecistomela and Aspidomorpha are handled intimately. Others, corresponding to Timarcha and people within the poorly recognized Megalopodinae, are lined partly VIII. during this quantity the yank, ecu, Asian and Australian fauna occupy the best part.
This quantity, including Biology of Chrysomelidae (1988), presents a entire assurance and is helping to accomplish the image of chrysomelid biology.