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Species Leptinotarsa collinsi


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.

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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.
New York Museum and Science Service Bulletin No. 421. 37 pp., 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 the Chrysomelinae subfamily.

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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.

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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

Faunistic patterns of leaf beetles (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) within elevational and temporal gradients in Tamaulipas, Mexico.
By Sánchez-Reyes, U.J., S. Niño-Maldonado, L. Barrientos-Lozano, S.M. Clark, and R.W. Jones.
ZooKeys 611: 11-56., 2016
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Sánchez-Reyes, U.J., S. Niño-Maldonado, L. Barrientos-Lozano, S.M. Clark, and R.W. Jones. 2016. Faunistic patterns of leaf beetles (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) within elevational and temporal gradients in Sierra de San Carlos, Mexico. ZooKeys 611: 11-56.

Abstract

The study of biodiversity of Chrysomelidae in Mexico and its variation within ecological gradients has increased recently, although important areas in the country remain to be explored. We conducted a faunistic inventory and analyzed the elevational and temporal variation of leaf beetle communities in the Sierra de San Carlos, in the state of Tamaulipas, in northeastern Mexico.