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ZooKeys 547: Research on Chrysomelidae, Volume 5

Journal / Magazine

Series: ZooKeys Volume: 547

By: Pierre Jolivet(Editor), Jorge A Santiago-Blay(Editor), Michael Schmitt(Editor)

204 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, tables

Pensoft Publishers

Paperback | Dec 2015 | #232235 | ISBN-13: 9789546428028
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Research on Chrysomelidae 5 brings new and interesting results of recent research on leaf beetles. Herein, Pierre Jolivet takes readers on a historical ride through 30 years of research on chrysomelids and camaraderie amongst this friendly scientific group. Three systematic papers follow, including the description of four new eumolpines from New Caledonia, penned by Al Samuelson. Another paper, co-authored by Chi-Feng Lee and Jan Bezdek, reorganizes the diversity of Taiwanese “Phyllobotrica”. A third paper, by Maurizio Biondi and Paola D’Alessandro, revises the flea beetle genus, Notomela from Principe Island, West Africa. Four ecological papers add new information on chrysomelids. Vivian Flinte et al. suggest that temperature and rainfall appear to be major distributional determinants of leaf beetles in southern Brazil. Angela Bouzan et al. show that 20% of the species in their survey tend to be found in mountain tops. Importantly, they add, “[w]e would expect these species to be ones most prone to extinction in a scenario of climate warming or even after local disturbances”. Federico Agrain et al. discuss cryptocephalines as ant nests associates and suggest that “based on the minimum age of a fossil larva dated to 45 mya, we can infer that the origin of cryptocephaline myrmecophily could have arisen within the Upper Cretaceous or later.” Lastly, José Jurado-Rivera and Eduard Petitpierre shed light of the intricate path of insect-plant evolutionary interactions of Chrysolina. Michael Schmitt and Gabriele Uhl use novel imaging technology to show how male and female reproductive organs of Donacia semicuprea and Lilioceris lilii fit during copulation.


1    Pierre H.A. Jolivet, the spiritus rector of leaf beetle research, with a list of his publications
      Michael Schmitt, Jorge Santiago-Blay

35    Together with 30 years of Symposia on Chrysomelidae! Memories and personal reflections on what we know more about leaf beetles
      Pierre Jolivet

63    Revision of the Afrotropical genus Notomela Jacoby, 1899 with description of N. joliveti sp. n. from Principe Island  (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae, Alticini)
      Maurizio Biondi, Paola D’Alessandro

75    Revision of “Phyllobrotica” from Taiwan with description of Jolibrotica gen. n. (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae)
      Chi-Feng Lee, Jan Bezdek

93    Acronymolpus, a new genus of Eumolpinae, endemic to New Caledonia (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae)
      G. Allan Samuelson

103    Elevation and temporal distributions of Chrysomelidae in southeast Brazil with emphasis on the Galerucinae
      Angela Machado Bouzan, Vivian Flinte, Margarete Valverde Macedo, Ricardo Ferreira Monteiro

119    Biology and phenology of three leaf beetle species (Chrysomelidae) in a montane forest in southeast Brazil
      Vivian Flinte, Ethel Hentz, Barbara Mascarenhas Morgado, Anne Caruliny do Monte Lima, Gabriel Khattar, Ricardo Ferreira Monteiro, Margarete Valverde de Macedo

133    Leaf beetles are ant-nest beetles: the curious life of the juvenile stages of case-bearers (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Cryptocephalinae)
      Federico A. Agrain, Matthew L. Buffington, Caroline S. Chaboo, Maria L. Chamorro, Matthias Schöller

165    New contributions to the molecular systematics and the evolution of host-plant associations in the genus Chrysolina (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Chrysomelinae)
      José A. Jurado-Rivera, Eduard Petitpierre

193    Functional morphology of the copulatory organs of a reed beetle and a shining leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Donaciinae, Criocerinae) using X-ray micro-computed tomography
      Michael Schmitt, Gabriele Uhl

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