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Leaf and Seed Beetles of South Carolina
By Janet Ciegler
Clemson University, 2007
Cite: 113601
TB 1104 - Biota of South Carolina, Vol. 4

Covers the Chrysomelidae [including Bruchids] and Orsodacnidae

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Leaf and Seed Beetles of South Carolina - link to review
Includes an enlarged specimen photo of one species of each chrysomelid genus in So. Carolina. Text for each species includes the author, synonyms, size, description, distribution and host plants. Keys to genera and to species are given.

Ciegler, J.C. 2007. Leaf and Seed Beetles of South Carolina: (Coleoptera : Chrysomelidae and Orsodacnidae). Biota of South Carolina, Vol. 5. Clemson University Public service Publishing, Clemson, S.C. 246 pp., 1 color plate (back cover), 324 figures.


Staines. C.L. 2008. Book Review. Leaf and Seed Beetles of South Carolina. The Coleopterists Bulletin 62(1): 16-16.

This paperbound book (28 × 21.5 cm) is an impressive treatment of the leaf and seed beetles of South Carolina. It treats 498 species in 139 genera including illustrated keys to families, subfamilies, genera, and species.

Ciegler's book works very well as a field guide and is readily useable by a non-chrysomelid specialist or non-entomologist. It supplants Balsbaugh & Hayes (1972) (1) as the best species level guide for the southeastern United States.

This reviewer highly recommends it to chrysomelid workers, field biologists in the working in the southeastern United States, and the libraries of all institutions which have a collection of entomological literature.

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