Novel aspects of the biology of Chrysomelidae

October 13, 2012|
Novel aspects of the biology of Chrysomelidae by Pierre H. Jolivet
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Chrysomelidae, along with Curculionidae and Bruchidae, are the most important phytophagous Coleoptera. At least 37,000 species of leaf beetles belonging to 19 subfamilies have now been described, and more probably remain to be discovered, especially in the tropics. Many species are familiar agricultural pests. The Colorado potato beetle, the cereal beetle, flea beetle and the corn root worms are but a few of the well known pests. Because of the economic importance and biological diversity, chrysomelids are an important taxonomic group for scientific inquiry.
This book is divided into eight parts, entitled palaeontology, larvae and larval biology, trophic selection, genetics and evolution defence mechanisms, anatomy and reproduction, pathogens and natural enemies, and general studies in biology. The biologies of agricultural and forestry pests,Leptinotarsa,Plagiodera,Entomoscelis,Paropsis,MecistomelaandAspidomorphaare dealt with in detail. Others, such asTimarchaand those in the poorly known Megalopodinae, are covered in Part VIII. In this volume the American, European, Asian and Australian fauna occupy the greatest part.
This volume, together withBiology of Chrysomelidae(1988), provides a comprehensive coverage and helps to complete the picture of chrysomelid biology.
Title:Novel aspects of the biology of ChrysomelidaeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:582 pages, 11.69 X 8.27 X 0 inShipping dimensions:582 pages, 11.69 X 8.27 X 0 inPublished:October 13, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401047839

ISBN - 13:9789401047838

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