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Modeling Colonization of Overwintered Immigrant Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

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Dynamics in the Spatial Structure of Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

Population Dynamics of Bean Leaf Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Central Iowa

Cottonwood Leaf Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Larval Performance on Eight Populus Clones

Fitness of Diabrotica barberi, Diabrotica longicornis, and Their Hybrids (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

Mating Success and Spermatophore Composition in Western Corn Rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

Spatial Analysis of the Cereal Leaf Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Wheat

Geographic Variation in Cannibalism in Colorado Potato Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Populations

Spatial Distribution of the Cereal Leaf Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Wheat

Effect of Photoperiod on Developmental Fitness in Ophraella communa (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)


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Family of beetles whose members occur in a great variety of shapes and sizes, from 1.5 to 22 mm, but usually they are robust, compact beetles with smooth, brightly coloured, or metallic elytra. Larvae are grub-like, often coloured, and have short legs; all are plant feeders. Tortoise beetles have expanded sides to the body, giving a flat, shell-like appearance; the larvae conceal themselves with cast skins and faeces. Many chrysomelids are pests. Flea beetles, adults and larvae, ‘graze’ on upper leaf surfaces; adults, which have enlarged hind femora (see femur), are able to spring. Larval juices of some tropical species (poison beetles) are used to tip arrows by Kalahari Bushmen. There are 20 000 species.

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