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Novel aspects of the biology of Chrysomelidae / Edition 1
     

Novel aspects of the biology of Chrysomelidae / Edition 1

by Pierre H. Jolivet, M.L. Cox, E. Petitpierre
 

ISBN-10: 0792321855

ISBN-13: 9780792321859

Pub. Date: 12/31/1993

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

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

Overview

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, Mecistomela and Aspidomorpha are dealt with in detail. Others, such as Timarcha and 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 with Biology of Chrysomelidae (1988), provides a comprehensive coverage and helps to complete the picture of chrysomelid biology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792321859
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/31/1993
Series:
Series Entomologica , #50
Edition description:
1994
Pages:
582
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Foreword. Part 1: Palaeontology. 1. Palaeontology of Leaf Beetles; J. Santiago-Blay. Part 2: Larvae and Larval Biology. 2. Eggs and oviposition in Chrysomelid Beetles; B.J. Selman. 3. Egg Bursters in the Chrysomelidae, with a Review of their Occurrence in the Chrysomeloidea (Coleoptera); M.l. Cox. 4. Origins of Parental Care in Chrysomelid Beetles; D.M. Windsor, J.C. Choe. 5. Larvae of Palaearctic Timarcha Latreille; W.R. Steinhausen. Part 3: Trophic Selection. 6. Hypotheses on Oligophagy: How far the Case of the Colorado Potato Beetle supports Them; T. Jermy. 7. The Chemosensory Basis of Host-Plant Recognition in Chrysomelidae; B.K. Mitchell. 8. Chemical Ecology of Diabrocites; R.L. Metcalf. 9. Entomophagy in Chrysomelidae: Adult Aristobrotica angulicollis (Erichson) Feeding on Adult Meloids (Coleoptera); A. Mafra-Neto, P. Jolivet. 10. Pollen Consumption and Digestion by Leaf Beetles; G.A. Samuelson. 11. Host Plants and Seasonal Abundance Patterns of Some Brazilian Chrysomelidae; L. Medeiros, J. Vasconcellos-Neto. 12. Review of the Biology and Host-Plants of Australian Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera) Associated with Acacia (Mimosaceae); T.J. Hawkeswood. 13. Host Plants of Neotropical Cassidinae; Z.J. Buzzi. Part 4: Genetics and Evolution. 14. Genome Size, Chromosomes and Egg-Chorion Ultrastructure in the Evolution of Chrysomelidae; E. Petitpierre. 15. Cytogenetics of Cassidinae; Evolution of Sex Chromosome Systems; A.I. Postiglioni Kudrason. 16. Genetics of the Colorado Potato Beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say); G. Boiteau. 17. Molecular Techniques for Studying Systematics and Phylogeny of Chrysomelidae; Ting H. Hsiao. 18. Genetic and Phylogenetic Aspects of Host Plant Affiliation in Ophraella (Chrysomelinae: Galerucinae); D.J. Futuyma. 19. Sympatric Speciation in Galerucella; C. Nokkala, S. Nokkala. Part 5: Defense Mechanisms. 20. Egg Deposition and Protection of Eggs in Chrysomelidae; M. Hilker. 21. Antipredator Devices in Larvae of the Chrysomelidae. A Unified Synthesis for Defensive Eclecticism; M.S. Blum. 22. Chemical Defense of Adult Leaf Beetles Updated; J.M. Pasteels, M. Rowell-Rahier, J.-C. Braekman, D. Daloze. 23. Cycloalexy among Chrysomelid Larvae; J. Vasconcellos-Neto, P. Jolivet. 24. Waste Products as Chrysomelid Defenses; K.L. Olmstead. 25. Stridulation in Leaf Beetles (Coleoptera Chrysomelidae); M. Schmitt. 26. Chrysomelid Behavorial Counterploys to Secretive Canals in Plants; J.X. Becerra. 27. Physiological Colour Changes in Tortoise Beetles; P. Jolivet. Part 6: Anatomy and Reproduction. 28. Comparative Morphology of the Hindwing Venation of the Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera); K. Suzuki. 29. 'Retournement' of the Aedeagus in Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera); K.K. Verma. 30. The Female Organs of Symbiont Transmission in the Eumolpinae; M. Becker. 31. Unusually Large Sperm Cells in Alticinae: Their Formation and Transportation in the Male Genital System and their Evolution; N. Virkki, T. Bruck. 32. Comparative Morphology and Some Evolutionary Trends in Flea Beetles (Alticinae); A.S. Konstantinov. Part 7: Pathogens, Phoretics and Natural Enemies. 33. Internal Bacteria in the Chrysomelidae; J.K. Peterson, J.M. Schalk. 34. Phoretic and Ectoparasitic Mites (Acari) of the Chrysomelidae; J.A. Santiago-Blay, A. Fain. 35. The Hymenoptera and Diptera Parasitoids of Chrysomelidae; M.L. Cox. Part 8: General Studies in Biology. 36. Diapause in Chrysomelidae; M.L. Cox. 37. Chrysomelidae in the Arctic; H. Silfverberg. 38. Seasonal Changes in Leaf Beetle Fauna of a Warm Temperate Lowland in Japan; H. Takizawa. 39. Biological Studies in Temnaspis Nankinea (Pic); Yu Peiyu, Yang Xingke. 40. Food Selection and Life Cycle of the Old World Ticharma Latreille, 1829 (Col. Chrysomelinae); H. Chevin. 41. The Biology of the Imported Willow Leaf Beetle Plagiodera Versicolora (Laicharting); M.J. Wade. 42. Biology of Entomoscelis Chevrolat; G.H. Gerber. 43. The Biology of the Paropsine Eucalyptus Beetles of Australia; B.J. Selman. 44. Biology and Ecology of Mecistomela Marginata (Thunberg, 1821) (Hispinae Alurnini) in Brazil; M. Valverde de Macedo, R. Ferreira Monteiro, T.M. Lewinsohn. 45. Life Table Parameters of Indonesian Tortoise Beetles under laboratory Conditions; K. Nakamura, W.A. Noerdjito, P. Aswari. Authors' Index. Subject Index. Taxonomic Index.

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