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A Guide to the Genera of Beetles of South Australia, Part 8: Polyphaga: Chrysomeloidea: Chrysomelidae

Flora / FaunaIdentification Key

Series: A Guide to the Genera of Beetles of South Australia Volume: 8

By: EG Matthews(Author), CAM Reid(Author)

64 pages, plates with 18 b/w photos and 58 b/w line drawings; b/w line drawings

South Australia Museum

Paperback | Sep 2002 | #210711 | ISBN: 0958153906
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About this book

Volume 8 covers suborder Polyphaga: superfamily Chrysomeloidea: family Chrysomelidae

From the foreword:
"This volume of the ‘Guides’ series departs from previous ones in that it is a co-operative endeavour between the originator of the series (EGM) and a specialist in the beetle family involved (CAMR). This is clearly a preferable arrangement and the remaining volumes of the series, covering the highly diverse Curculionoidea or weevils, will need to be similarly co-authored if they are to be produced at all. ln the present volume CAMR wrote the text and all the keys, apart from the one on Sagrinae (Plate 21), and EGM sorted the collected material in the South Australian Museum, produced all the illustrations (except for the photographs as attributed below, and the larval diagrams on Plate 3 which were done by CAMR), and rendered the keys in pictorial form. As explained in Part 1 of this series, the pictorial key format was developed during World War ll by the United States Army Medical Corps for the use of personnel untrained in taxonomy.

Key characters enclosed in brackets are aids to recognition which apply to one half of a couplet only. Those enclosed in boxes are not illustrated. Numbers following generic names in the keys refer to the figures of whole beetles (Figs 1-76)."


Foreword   5
Acknowledgments   6

Family Chrysomelidae   7
lntroduction   7
Classification and nomenclature   7
Biology   8
Predation   8
Host plants and ecology   8
Chrysomelids and humans: pest species and biological control agents   9
Collecting methods   10
Simple rearing methods   10
Taxonomy   10
Biogeography   11
Suggestions for further research   11
Glossary   11

Subfamily Bruchinae   11
Subfamily Chrysomelinae   12
Tribe Gonioctenini   12
Tribe Phyllocharitini   13
Subfamily Criocerinae   14
Subfamily Cryptocephalinae   14
Subfamily Eumolpinae   15
Subfamily Galerucinae   16
Tribe Alticini   16
Tribe Galerucini   17
Tribe Unknown   18
Subfamily Hispinae   18
Subfamily Sagrinae   18

References   20
Keys (Plates 1-21)   24
Illustrations of Whole Beetles (Figs 1-76)   46
List of Host Plants and Their Chrysomelid Parasites   60
Index of Chrysomelid and Plant Names   61

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