Biology of Chrysomelidae

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P. Jolivet, E. Petitpierre, T.H. Hsiao
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Science - 615 pages
As in most groups of insects, scientific research on the Chrysomelidae began in Europe in 1758, with the description of a few genera and species by the Scandinavian entomologists C. von Linne, I.C. Fabricius, and others. As the 19th century dawned, many systematic entomologists took up the study of chrysomelid beetles, together with other groups of beetles, and many new species and genera were described from all parts of the world. This trend has, of course, continued down to the present time. However, researches on the Chrysomelidae did not remain restricted to systematics, and many new lines of study have been followed, especially in the present century, by workers who have benefitted from the advances made in related fields of pure and applied entomology. Much has been achieved in the study of the Chrysomelidae, as elsewhere, and it is the aim of the present book to provide a summary and guide to these achievements. It is also to be expected that this book will provide a stimulus for further studies on the Chrysomelidae, so that we can anticipate continuing progress in our knowledge and understanding of this group through the endeavours of an ever-increasing number of scientists. I offer my congratulations to all concerned in the preparation of this book and my best wishes for its success.
 

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Contents

HOST PLANTS AND DEFENSE MECHANISMS
4
MIMICRY AND THE CHRYSOMELIDAE
16
SPERM STRUCTURE AND PHYLOGENY OF
20
MECHANISMS
25
EUMOLPINAE ASSOCIATED WITH CACAO TREES
31
FEEDING STIMULANTS OF LEAF BEETLES
41
LEAFBEETLE COMMUNITY STRUCTURE IN
73
4
86
132
386
LABOULBENIALES ASCOMYCETES PARASITIC
388
138
397
23 MICROSPORIDA OF THE CHRYSOMELIDAE
399
GREGARINES OF CHRYSOMELIDAE
417
NEMATODE PARASITES OF CHRYSOMELIDAE
433
THE PARASITOIDS OF HISPINAE
449
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A USEFUL GROUP
91
BIOGEOGRAPHY
106
GENETICS AND EVOLUTION
131
CHROMOSOME NUMBERS AND MEIOFORMULAE
157
25
183
11
187
2
192
GENETICS OF THE TWO COLOUR FORMS
204
frequency
207
GENETICS OF CHELYMORPHA CRIBRARIA
217
DEFENSE MECHANISMS
230
28
231
29
240
47
250
LARVAL GREGARIOUSNESS IN THE CHRYSOMELIDAE
253
3
264
4
267
THE ORIGINS OF THE ALTICINAE
281
THE JUMPING APPARATUS OF FLEA BEETLES
285
ANATOMY AND REPRODUCTION
298
COMPARATIVE MORPHOLOGY OF THE INTERNAL
317
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341
73
350
131
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49
370
NATURAL ENEMIES
379
83
461
BIONOMICS AND MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS
462
87
472
BIOLOGY PHYLOGENY
475
217
495
BIOLOGY OF OULEMA
496
141
509
BIOLOGY OF CAMPTOSOMATA CLYTRINAE
513
the Camptosomata
530
91
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143
549
221
551
BIOLOGY OF NEOTROPICAL CASSIDINAE
559
161
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226
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HOST SPECIFICITY SEASONALITY AND BIONOMICS
581
94
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Authors Index 601
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