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Species Leptinotarsa decemlineata - Colorado Potato Beetle

 
 
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Sexual dimorphism in the attachment ability of the Colorado potato beetle ... to rough substrates
By D. Voigt, J. M. Schuppert, S. Dattinger, and S.N. Gorb
Elsevier Ltd., 2008
Sexual dimorphism in the attachment ability of the Colorado potato beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) to rough substrates, Journal of Insect Physiology, Volume 54(5): 765-776, 2008.

L. decemlineata has myriad deformable setae on its tarsi which allow it to adhere to rough surfaces due to van der Waal's force. Deformation of the setae and adhesive secretions allow for a greater contact area, enhancing the bond.

An Investigation of Evolution in Chrysomelid Beetles of the Genus Leptinotarsa
By William Lawrence Tower
Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1906
Extensive treatise on Leptinotarsa, includes range maps, plates, quantitative data, instructions for specimen preparation (including preserving and restoring color), and other detailed discussions.

Full text.

The Potato Beetles: The Genus Leptinotarsa in North America (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae)
By Jacques, R.L
CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 144 pp., 1988
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Based on over 2,500 specimens representing all the species of Leptinotarsa in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, this book includes studies on 31 of the 41 known species of the world. Included are host records, when available, and distribution data.

The most complete information is available for nine species found in the United States.

Jacques, R.L. 1988. The Potato Beetles: The Genus Leptinotarsa in North America (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae). CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 144 pp.

A Review of the North American Chrysomeline Leaf Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
By John A. Wilcox. 1972. New York Museum and Science Service Bulletin, 37 pp., 162 figs.
New York Museum and Science Service, 1972
Wilcox, J.A. 1972. A Review of the North American Chrysomeline Leaf Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). New York Museum and Science Service Bulletin No. 421. 37 pp., 162 figs.

Presents a checklist and compilation of keys to 136 North American species of Chrysomelinae.

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New species of Galerucinae and Alticinae with notes on other species (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
By J. A. Wilcox
The Ohio Journal of Science 53(1): 51-58, 1953

Notes on the distribution and biology of some Florida leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae).
By Flowers, R.W., D.G. Furth and M.C. Thomas.
The Coleopterists Bulletin 48(1): 79-89., 1994
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Flowers, R.W., D.G. Furth and M.C. Thomas. 1994. Notes on the distribution and biology of some Florida leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). The Coleopterists Bulletin 48(1): 79-89.

Abstract

New host plant associations and distribution data are given for 45 species of Florida Chrysomelidae. Eleven species or subspecies are newly recorded from the state: Babia quadriguttata (Olivier), Cryptocephalus mutabilis Melsheimer, Diachus chlorizans (Suffrian), Brachypnoea puncticollis (Say) [new combination]; Brachypnoea clypealis (Horn) [new combination], Glyptoscelis albicans Baly, Metachroma zayasi Blake, Microtheca picea (Guerin), Disonycha alternata (Illiger), Disonycha d.

Notes on leaf-mining Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera) in New England
By Eiseman C.S.
Col. Bull. 69: 453-458, 2015

New host records and other notes on North American leaf-mining Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera)
By Eiseman C.S.
Col. Bull. 68: 351-359, 2014

 
 
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