Browse by Subject | Taxon
Biochemistry
Genetics
Microbiology
Botany & Plant Science
Reproductive Biology
Medical & Health Sciences
Zoology & Animal Biology
Systematics
Palaeontology
Evolutionary Biology
Ecology & Environment
Aquatic Biology
Natural History
Parasitology
Bioinformatics
Agriculture
Biogeography
Earth & Planetary Sciences
Physical Sciences
Data Analysis & Modelling
Dictionaries & Reference
Humanities & Social Sciences
Data Management
Molecular Biology

Browse by Region
World
Europe
Asia
Australasia
Africa
Americas
Pacific
Polar
Oceans
None
Book Series & Collections

Our Services
Web Services
For Authors
For Librarians
For Booksellers
For Publishers
For Scientific Projects
For Journals

About Pensoft Books E-Books Journals Blog Contact Register/Log In
in by
(0 items)

HomeBooksResearch on Chrysomelidae 4

Research Research on Chrysomelidae 4
Special Issue

P Jolivet, JA Santiago-Blay, M Schmitt

Series: ZooKeys #332
Publisher:Pensoft Publishers
P-ISBN paperback:9789546427014
P-ISSN:1313-2989
Publication date: September 2013
Language: English
Pages: 231
Paperback | € 55.00 | Add to Cart
Status
IN STOCK

Book Description Table of Contents Sample Pages

The mode of life of leaf beetles (Chrysomelidae) might appear less interesting, as compared to free and fast roaming and hunting ground beetles (Carabidae), eusocial bees (Apidae), or so many other behaviourally fascinating insects. Chrysomelids generally hatch from eggs, which are typically laid onto their food plants. Larvae eat, moult, and pupate on or very close to these plants. Following emergence as adults reproduction often proceeds without complex courting and, in most cases, without eating much or moving for longer distances. All of this is quite insect-like and seemingly pedestrian. Nevertheless, the mechanisms of host plant selection, the wide range of defensive devices, the multifariousness of shapes and the gaudiness of colours of their body – to name just a few phenomena of their biology – continuously fascinate quite a number of scientists, let aside many other beetle enthusiasts.

Every four years, in connection with the International Congresses of Entomology, an informal group of leaf beetle workers meets for an International Symposium on the Chrysomelidae. Last time, we met on August 23, 2012, in Daegu, South Korea for the 24th International Congress of Entomology. Of the seven papers therein presented, four are, in extended and elaborated versions, published in the present volume. Three more papers on Chrysomelidae have been submitted independently and are included here as well.

The present volume 4 of the series Research on Chrysomelidae is the second published as a special issue of ZooKeys. Publishing with Pensoft’s ZooKeys is not only fast and affordable, but also allows the inclusion of colour illustrations ad libitum, in both the printed and digital versions, so that the authors can easily share their excitement on their scientific objects with their readers. We, the editors, are glad to present this volume and hope that it will be valued not only for its scientific value but also attract the attention of non-chrysomelidologists to the fascinating world of leaf beetles. Hopefully, many such volumes will follow, so that our series will develop into an attractive forum for sharing news about a scientifically interesting, economically important, and emotionally rewarding group of insects.

Page Options
Print this Book Page
Recommend

E-books on the same Subject
Oedippus 35
Envisioning the future for southwestern Ethiopia / Egeree kibba lixa Itoophiyaa agarsiisuu
Beneficiile naturii în situl Natura 2000 ”Dealurile Clujului de Est”
Annotated checklist of the moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera) of Canada and Alaska

Read more


E-books on the same Region
Oedippus 35
Envisioning the future for southwestern Ethiopia / Egeree kibba lixa Itoophiyaa agarsiisuu
Beneficiile naturii în situl Natura 2000 ”Dealurile Clujului de Est”
Annotated checklist of the moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera) of Canada and Alaska

Read more



Journal Papers on the same Subject
No journal paper on the same Subject

Why Publish with Pensoft?
Enjoy the full range of publication service we offer to our authors - high-quality printed and e-books, rapidly published and actively disseminated journals - published either Open or Pay-for-View access!

Submit a manuscript?
Website design and publishing framework: Copyright © 2018 Pensoft Publishers | Contact us