About this book
This volume is dedicated to Professor Igor Konstantinovich Lopatin in celebration of his 80th birthday.
Many contributions are revisions and keys for identification in nearly all major groups of beetles. Some are checklists, faunistic notes, ecological studies, and many contain descriptions of new taxa in many beetle families. This book will be an indispensable source of information on beetle taxonomy, diversity, biogeography, and host plant relationships. It will be useful for entomologists, ecologists, extension scientists, entomology students, comparative morphologists and evolutionary biologists working across beetle taxa and anybody interested in beetle identification.
Preface - Introduction - Igor Konstantinovich Lopatin - 1. TAXONOMY AND BIOLOGY OF CHRYSOMELIDAE - Chaetocnema conducta (Motschulsky) and its Kindred Species in the Afrotropical Region, with Description of C. lopatini, a New Species from Central Africa (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Alticinae) by M. Biondi and P. D`Alessandro - Leaf Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of the West and Southwest Facing Slopes in the Israeli Part of the Hermon Mountains - by V. Chikatunov and T. Pavlieek - Notes on the Genus Strumatophyma Baly with the Description of a New Species (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Chrysomelinae) by M. Daccordi - Contribution to the Knowledge of the Genus Aphthonoides Jacoby,1885 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) by M. Doeberl - A Relict Crucifer, Sisymbrium elatum C. Koch (Cruciferae), and Associated Phytophagous Beetles in Northeastern Turkey, with Redescription of Psylliodes pallidicornis Heikertinger by V. I. Dorofeyev, B. A. Korotyaev, A. S. Konstantinov, and L. Gultekin - The Chrysomelinae of Israel and Adjacent Areas (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) by A. L. L. Friedman, I. K. Lopatin, V. I. Chikatunov and H. Ackerman - Leaf Beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of the Bulgarian Mountains by B. A. Gruev - The Flea-beetle Altica ignita Illiger in North America (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Alticini) by L. LeSage and A. Zmudzinska - Contribution to the Knowledge of Chrysolina (Crositops) pedestris (Gebler, 1823) (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae): Preimaginal Stages and Ecology by Y. E. Mikhailov - First Report on Host Plants and Feeding Habits of the Leaf Beetle Acentroptera pulchella Guerin-Meneville (Chrysomelidae: Hispinae) by A. Mantovani, N. Magalhaes, M. L. Teixeira, G. Leitao, C. L. Staines, and B. Resende - The Electrophoretic Pattern of Esterases in Western Mediterranean Timarcha (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) by E. Petitpierre - Revision of Panilurus Jacoby (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) by K. D. Prathapan and C. A. Viraktamath - Two New Species of the Genus Hesperella Medvedev from S. E. Asia (Coleoptera: Chrysomeldiae) by H. Takizawa - Geographic Distribution Details of Species Belonging to the Cryptocephalus hypochaeridis-group in the Carpathian Basin (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae: Cryptocephalinae) by K. Vig 2. TAXONOMY AND BIOLOGY OF OTHER COLEOPTEROUS INSECTS - New Sinozolus Species from China (Coleoptera, Carabidae) by I. A. Belousov and I. I. Kabak - Spatial Distribution of Carabid and Staphylinid Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae, Staphylinidae) in a Forest Plantation Mosaic in Belarus by A. Derunkov - A New Species of Miltapion (Apionidae: Apioninae: Ixapiini:) from Namibia by A. L. L. Friedman and A. Freidberg - A New Species of the Dung Beetle Genus Namakwanus (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) from Namibia by A.V. Frolov - A New Species of Sphenoptera Solier (Coleoptera, Buprestidae) from China by M. Yu. Kalashian - New Species of Aphanisticus Latreille from India and Indonesia (Coleoptera, Buprestidae) by M. Yu. Kalashian - On the Ophoniscus-complex of the Selenophori Genus-group (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Harpalini) by B. Kataev - Two New Species of the Weevil Genus Polydrusus nadaii sp. n. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae) from Southern Iran by . Meleshko and B. A. Korotyaev - Connections of the Sand Desert Faunas of Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera) of Middle Asia, Iran, and Afghanistan by G. S. Medvedev - A Check List of Haliplidae, Noteridae, Dytiscidae, Gyrinidae, Hydraenidae, Helophoridae, Georissidae, Hydrochidae, Spercheidae, Hydrophilidae, Elmidae, Dryopidae & Limnichidae (Coleoptera) of Belarusian Fauna by S. K. Ryndevich - New Records of Some Species of Diving Water Beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) from the Palearctic and Nearctic Regions by H. V. Shaverdo - Check List of Cucujoidea (Coleoptera) of Belarus by V. A. Tsinkevich - Descriptions of New Taxa of the Palaearctic Saprininae (Coleoptera: Histeridae) by A. K. Tishechkin - Acmaeodera (Acmaeodera) lopatini sp. n. New Species of Buprestidae (Coleoptera) from Kyrgyzs