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Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada
By Clark et al.
Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 2, 476 pp., 2004
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The leaf beetles are among the most conspicuous beetles on plants. They are perhaps best known for their phytophagous habit, a trait that has assured for them an enduring place of importance. Many species are quite host-specific, feeding only on a single plant species or on several closely related plants. However, others are generalists that feed on a wide variety of plants.

This host list is a cross-indexed catalog to the known plant associations for the leaf beetles (Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae, Chrysomelidae excluding Bruchinae) of America north of Mexico and of Hawaii. Plant association records from the literature are summarized for 1,341 leaf beetle species occurring in the region. Under each beetle species, associations are briefly recounted, typically listing the plants as they were originally cited, sometimes as common names and sometimes as antiquated scientific names. The modern scientific names are given as well.

Also under the treatment of each beetle species, literature citations are given that document the plant associations. A separate index is presented that lists plant species, each followed by associated beetle species. The index also includes the above-mentioned common and antiquated plant names, with the reader being referred to the modern scientific names.

Beyond literature reports, original observations are provided for many of the leaf beetle species of the region, including 90 species for which no previous plant associations had been previously published. In total, some level of plant association data is given for approximately 79% of the leaf beetle species occurring in the region. A bibliography is provided and includes the more than 3,820 references cited in the text.

Clark, S.M., D.G. LeDoux, T.N. Seeno, E.G. Riley, A.J. Gilbert & J.M. Sullivan. 2004. Host plants of leaf beetle species occurring in the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Megalopodidae, Orsodacnidae, Chrysomelidae exclusive of Bruchinae). Coleopterists Society, Special Publication no. 2. 476 pp.

(Shawn M. Clark, Douglas G. LeDoux, Terry N. Seeno, Edward G. Riley, Arthur L. Gilbert, and James M. Sullivan.)

(Official?) PDF available on Coleopterist's Society website
Kind of a strange situation here. There are 2 different PDF's for this book...they have different font sizes, pagination, and file sizes.

I recommend the presumably “official” PDF, which is now freely available from the publisher via the portal page below:

The download link previously provided (by Mike Q. above, and Edward R. below), namely:

...leads to the other PDF. It resides on the web site of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg.

Both PDF's list the same ISBN (0972608737)...but one PDF (from "") has 483 pages and file size -9.5 MB; while the other (from "") has 615 pages and file size ~11.7 MB. The differing pagination of each is accurately conveyed in their respective tables of contents...and the size difference appears to mainly be due to the larger font sizes in the larger PDF. However, the larger PDF does not include a few pages that are present in the smaller PDF (e.g. images of the front & back covers, and a dedication page to John Wilcox).

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