An Investigation of Evolution in Chrysomelid Beetles of the Genus LeptinotarsaBy 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.
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.
Sexual dimorphism in the attachment ability of the Colorado potato beetle ... to rough substratesBy 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
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.
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
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.
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.